On Wednesday, June 3 at 6pm CDT/7pm EST, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is presenting a Lucky Grandma Live Q&A on Facebook Live.
Tzi Ma will moderate and will be joined by director Sasie Sealy, co-writer Angela Cheng, and LUCKY GRANDMA castmembers Michael Tow (Little Handsome), Woody Fu (Pock-Mark), Clem Cheung (Benny Ng), Wai Ching Ho (Lei Lei the Fortune Teller), and Yan Xi (Sister Fong).
Click here to view the film through June 4.
Lucky Grandma is proud to partner with grassroots initiative Welcome to Chinatown to directly support Chinatown businesses following the rapid decline in revenue as a result of COVID-19.
Hilariously shrewd and breathtakingly resourceful, widowed Grandma Wong (Tsai Chin of THE JOY LUCK CLUB and MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA) is a stone-faced, chain-smoking harridan-from-hell to those who risk crossing her. When her excited fortuneteller confirms a most auspicious reading (carps jumping over the dragon gate!!), Wong withdraws her savings and heads for the casino bus. Lady Luck smacks her down in one arena, only to deliver handsomely in another, with only a little assist from some fast-thinking larceny. Flush with an ill-gotten fortune, Wong hires lovably clueless Big Pong (Ha) as her bodyguard when rival Chinatown gangs come calling, but proves more than capable of handling the dirty work herself. In this first feature, director Sealy delightfully turns the stereotype of the maverick action hero as a male or a curvaceous young babe on its head with this wise kickass granny with a mind of her own. In English, Mandarin, and Cantonese with English subtitles. (BS)
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Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.
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