HIFF Virtual Cinema: DRIVEWAYS w/ director Andrew Ahn (April 24-26)

By HIFF News | April 10, 2020

We are expanding HIFF@HOME by partnering with various theatrical distributors to set up virtual limited theatrical premieres online. With cinemas shuttered by the virus outbreak, theatrical distributors are partnering with arthouse venues, film festivals and other arts organizations to reach audiences with virtual screening rooms.

Join us April 24-26 for a special advanced screening of new feature film DRIVEWAYS directed by Andrew Ahn, starring Hong Chau and Brian Dennehy. Click on the ticket purchase link below and you will be provided with a special link and password to view the film. The film will be LIVE beginning Friday April 24 tat 6PM and the link will be active for 48 hours until 6PM on Sunday April 26.

HIFF is also featuring a special live Q&A with Director Andrew Ahn at 7pm on Saturday April 25. Join us on Zoom for the discussion which will be FREE and open to the public.

DRIVEWAYS 

United States | 2019 | Runtime: 83M | English

Director: Andrew Ahn 

Synopsis: Kathy (Golden Globe Nominee Hong Chau DOWNSIZING, WATCHMEN), a single mother, travels with her shy eight0year-old son Cody (newcomer Lucas Jaye), to Kathy’s late sister’s house which they plan to clean and sell. As Kathy realizes how little she knew about her sister, Cody develops an unlikely friendship with Del (Golden Globe, Tony winner and longtime acting legend Brian Dennehy) the Korean War vet and widower who lives next door. Over the course of a summer and with Del’s encouragement, Cody develops the courage to come out of his shell and, along with his mother, finds a new place to call home. 

LIVE Q&A with Director Andrew Ahn (SAT APRIL 25 @ 7PM HST): https://zoom.us/j/380667817 | Meeting ID: 380 667 817

Click here to purchase an online ticket!

About Andrew Ahn:
Andrew Ahn is a Korean American filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles. His debut feature film SPA NIGHT premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in the US Dramatic Competition. His short film DOL (Birthday) also premiered at Sundance in 2012. He recently directed episodes for GENTIFIED, which is currently streaming on Netflix. DRIVEWAYS, his latest feature, world premiered at Berlinale and had its US premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Ahn graduated from Brown University with a degree in English and received a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).