“Easily one of the best, most seamless films I’ve seen on the experience of growing up online.” - Adrian Horton, Guardian

“A pair of excellent lead turns anchor a touching feature debut.” - Angie Han, Hollywood Reporter

Friday, May 17, 8:00 p.m. | In 2008, during the last month of summer before high school begins, an impressionable 13-year-old Taiwanese American boy learns what his family can’t teach him: how to skate, how to flirt, and how to love your mom. (Focus Features)

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Audience Award, U.S. Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival
Winner - U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award, Ensemble, Sundance Film Festival 
Nominee - Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival
Nominee - Audience Award, Festival Favorites, SXSW

Asian American ShowcasePresented as an annual collaboration with the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media and now celebrating its 27th year, the Asian American Showcase (AAS) provides a platform for new work by established and emerging Asian American filmmakers. View full program.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu