Multicultural Jamaica eatery inspires immigrants' tale in indie film
The Reel Queens: Kitchen Confidential
Set near John F. Kennedy International Airport, which represents the continuous flow of people to and from the borough, the film features a variety of characters from many backgrounds: the diner's Greek owner (played by Mandy Patinkin, of "The Princess Bride" fame), who notes that 140 languages are spoken in the neighborhood; the plucky Chinese waitress (Eugenia Yuan); her suitor, an abrasive co-worker (Aaron Paul) who alludes to a former jail sentence; a German regular at the diner who literally embodies the film's title; and Jorge (Octavio Gomez Berrios), the quiet Ecuadorian protagonist, to whom "Choking Man" refers to more figuratively.
And the NY Times has written - get this - a travel article about Queens. Yes, we know, we're diverse.