I will be presenting the film as well as conducting the Q&A of this film premiere event:
U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE OF "ASIAN STORIES"
July 25-31, 2008
IMAGINASIAN CENTER, LOS ANGELES
251 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Directed By Ron Oda & Kris Chin
Cast: James Kyson Lee (of "Heroes), Kirt Kishita, Kathy Uyen, Lauren Mary Kim
Filmmakers Ron Oda & Kris Chin and cast members James Kyson Lee (of "Heroes), Kirt Kishita, and Kathy Uyen will be in attendance for the film's opening night screening Friday, July 25.
After party to follow.
Jim is a young closefisted Chinese American living in LA who desperately finds himself with a stack of white flower themed disposable cameras, fleur-de-lis invitations, a number of champagne bottles, and a ten-thousand dollar engagement ring bill. The only thing missing is a bride. In financial debt and miserable for having his fiancé leave two weeks prior to Valentine's day, Jim tries to resurface his dignity and wash away his wretchedness by asking his best friend, a Japanese hitman whose passion for cooking fancy entrees extends far beyond his kitchen, to kill him just in time to miss the Hallmark holiday. With less than four days to live, Jim, while wearing his wedding tuxedo the entire time, treks to the mountains to find his fate, meet a pizza delivery boy with lucky charms, the funeral spot of his choice, and a girl.
ASIAN STORIES won the Audience Award at the VC Film Festival/Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and has screened to sold-out audiences at other festivals in San Diego, Hawaii and Chicago.