Thursday, October 24

Special Events Archive

Boston Asian American Film Festival Opening Night: Lucky Grandma

BOSTON ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

OPENING NIGHT!

Opening Night Screening 6:45 PM • Encore Screening at 9:45 PM

2019 • Directed by Sasie Sealy • Narrative • 87 min

In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck…suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters (including actor and BAAFF alum, Michael Tow). Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard (Corey Ha) from a rival gang and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.

Director Sasie Sealy brings to life a dark comedy about immigrant life, the vulnerabilities of aging and an unexpected friendship. Set in alleyways and underground mahjong parlors with a cast of richly drawn characters, LUCKY GRANDMA is a love letter to Chinatown and an homage to all the badass elderly women who inhabit it.

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Ticket Information:

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Thursday 10/24
at 6:45, 9:45 PM

Brattle passes not accepted for this event.