Go Back to China
2019, Emily Ting, USA/China, 96 min.
With Anna Akana, Richard Ng
- Fri, Apr 5th 8:15pm
The value of a hard-earned buck is the cheeky message of this smartly satirical comedy that has a pampered trust-fund princess summoned to labor in the family factory when her fed-up dad pulls the plug on her extravagance. Coerced into joining divorced toy-mogul dad Teddy (veteran Hong Kong actor Ng) and his new family in China, Sasha (Akana of MISS 2059) contends with her competitive half-sister Carol (Lynn Chen), dad’s nubile mistress, and the indignity of working for a living making squishy stuffed animals with seasonal themes. Director Ting (ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG) blends fashion and fun, and plays with pop culture stereotypes while Sasha gets a new lease on life when it turns out that her design school degree is a sellable asset after all. DCP digital. (BS)
Ticket-holders are invited to a pre-film reception and art opening beginning at 7:00 pm in our Gallery/Café.
Actor Lynn Chen is scheduled to be present for audience discussion.