Virtual Screening Room: Lucky Grandma


Opens Friday, may 22

In Association with Boston Asian American Film Festival

This title is no longer available to watch in our Virtual Screening Room

Live Virtual Q&A
Thursday, May 28 at 8:00pm (EST)

Join director Sasie Sealy, writer Angela Cheng, and the cast of LUCKY GRANDMA for a LIVE virtual Q&A event on Thursday, May 28! The link below can be used to set a reminder on YouTube or join the live event at the scheduled time. We recommend setting a reminder so you don’t miss out!

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Let’s Talk Movies!
MONDAY, MAY 25 • 5:00 – 6:00PM

Join Ned & Ivy on Monday, May 25 to discuss this week’s virtual cinema offerings: LUCKY GRANDMA and THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS. We recommend seeing the films in advance since there may be spoilers during the conversation, but of course, it’s not mandatory. The conversation will be held on Zoom. You can connect by phone or computer. RSVP deadline: Monday, May 25 2:00PM. The link will be sent out on 4:00PM the day of the film discussion. We look forwarding to seeing you then!


Virtual Red Carpet
Friday, May 22 at 5:30

Join the director, cast and crew of LUCKY GRANDMA for a LIVE virtual red carpet event on Friday, May 22! The event begins at 5:30 PM (EST) with music, cocktails inspired by the movie, and light conversation. At 6:00 PM (EST), the cast and crew will “walk” the virtual red carpet and share stories about the making of LUCKY GRANDMA. Director, Sasie Sealy will close out the event with a special presentation.


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2019 • dir Sasie Sealy w/Tsai Chin, Hsiao-Yuan Ha, Michael Tow • 100 min

In this comedic crime film, the charismatic Tsai Chin (Joy Luck Club, You Only Live Twice) plays a supremely feisty Chinese grandma living in New York City. Grandma has been told that her luck is going to be strong this year so she withdraws her life savings and hits the casino – only to lose it all after an unbelievable streak. On the bus home, her seatmate has a heart attack and Grandma seizes the opportunity to make off with the bag of cash that he has been carrying. Soon, she finds herself in the middle of a gang war as rival groups try to track down the money that she denies ever seeing. Co-writer/director Sasie Sealy manages a remarkable juggling act – striking a wonderful balance between the hilarious antics of the ornery Grandma and the deadly serious situation that she puts herself in while also bringing in sweet elements of family and friendship.

“An outrageously funny, unquestionably cool black comedy.”
– Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm

“If you’re a fan of comedy, Asian cinema or both, you will almost definitely love this movie. It’s a unique fast-paced film that’ll be sure to entertain even the most persnickety of audiences.”
– Lorry Kikta, Film Threat

“A heist movie like this shouldn’t exist. But thank god it does.”
– Zing Tsjeng, Vice