American IndiesSasie Sealy
Veteran actress Tsai Chin (THE JOY LUCK CLUB, YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE, CASINO ROYALE) turns in a compelling and funny performance as an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandmother with a small-time gambling habit. She cherishes her independence, which worries her family. When a local fortune-teller predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to work off that newly acquired good luck and head straight to the casino. She goes “all in” and lands herself on the wrong side of luck. She soon becomes entrenched in the middle of a NYC Chinatown gang war. Realizing she cannot simply walk away from this turf war, Grandma decides to get some muscle and employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang.
Director Sasie Sealy brings to life a dark comedy about immigrant life, the vulnerabilities of aging, and an unexpected friendship. Set in alleyways, casino buses, and underground mahjong parlors with a cast of richly drawn characters, including Taiwanese breakout talent Corey Ha as the bodyguard. In the end, LUCKY GRANDMA is a love letter to Chinatown and an homage to all the badass ‘poh-pohs’ out there in Chinatowns everywhere.
|Tuesday 12||19:45 - 21:17||Regal Dole Cannery 13|
|Thursday 14||15:30 - 17:02||Regal Dole Cannery 13|
|Cast||Tsai Chin, Corey Ha, Michael Tow, Woody Fu and Yan Xi.|
|Screenplay||Angela Cheng and Sasie Sealy.|
|Cinematographer||Eduardo Enrique Mayén.|
|Production designer||Cassia Maher.|
|Editor||Hye Mee Na.|
|Production||Parris Pictures and Cara Marcous.|
Penny B. Jackson ... co-executive producer