Scenes from the New World (1994)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The old man who owns a small suburban Queens apartment house wants to reserve it for Chinese tenants, but his grandson and his Latina girlfriend are more interested in breaking down such barriers rather than maintaining them. They seek out a desireable mix of people to share the place with them, beginning with a young black man who thinks he has just "perched" there pending his going to fill a job vacancy in Europe. Instead, he finds that he is the object of affection for a very clingy woman, and his home becomes a stopping place for several generations of his relatives. Meanwhile, the old man has rented part of his building to three kids fresh from Hong Kong. The tenants breeze in and out of one anothers lives just enough to create some comic agitation.