The Search for General Tso traces the origins of the popular Chinese-American dish General Tso's Chicken, and questions who that titular General Tso actually is for that matter. For a doc that focuses on such a narrow topic, it's quite amazing how many surprises and insights director Ian Cheney finds along the way. What's the authentic recipe for General Tso's Chicken? That's among the questions you'll find answers to as Cheney travels far to investigate. He squeezes as much suspense and amusement as possible while includes plenty of images of delicious-looking variations of General Tso's Chicken. Fortunately, he's wise enough to know that if The Search for General Tso if it were longer than 71 minutes, it would've overstayed its welcome, meandered and probably repeated itself. Good luck not being hungry watching this. You'll never look at General Tso's Chicken the same way again. Sundance Selects opens it at the IFC Center.
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