Los Angeles film fans! This is a good one. The community film series Big Trouble in Little Tokyo is proud to present a special ten-year anniversary screening of the 2005 indie coming-of-age dramedy The Motel.
In The Motel, Jeffrey Chyau stars as thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin, who lives and works at his family's seedy hour-rate motel. Alienated from his family, Ernest befriends Sam Kim, a troubled yet charismatic Korean man who checks in to the motel and teaches the fatherless boy the rites of manhood.
Join writer/director Michael Kang, stars Sung Kang and Samantha Futerman, and producers Miguel Arteta and Gina Kown, as we reunite and revisit the hit Sundance feature, a decade later. It's happening Wednesday, September 9 at the Japanese American National Museum.
Here are some more details about the screening:
Big Trouble in Little Tokyo presents
Wednesday, September 9
Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, California 90012
An underappreciated gem that premiered to strong reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, "The Motel" is the heartwarming story of an Asian American boy coming of age.
Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at an hourly-rate suburban motel. Alienated from his family, Ernest befriends Sam Kim, a troubled yet charismatic Korean man who checks in to the motel and teaches the fatherless boy the rites of manhood. This film is unrated.
This special 10th Anniversary screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Michael Kang (Filmmaker) (director/writer), Sung Kang (actor), Samantha Futerman (actor), Miguel Arteta (producer), and Gina Kwon (producer). There will be a cash bar reception at Far Bar after the program.
Pre-sale: $8 JANM and Visual Communications members, $10 general.
At the door (if available): $12 JANM and VC members, $15 general.
Big Trouble in Little Tokyo is a film series presented by JANM in partnership with Angry Asian Man, First Pond Entertainment, and Visual Communications.
This is going to be a lot of fun. Be sure to get your tickets! I'll have the honor of moderating the post-screening Q&A with the cast and crew, so I hope to see you there. For further information about the screening, refer to the Facebook event.