CLOSE TO YOUDirected by Kevin Xian Ming Yu
This film is only available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County) from October 1, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to watch the film on Eventive.
Jonathan, a young Asian American, is struggling to balance their exploration of gender identity with the expectations of Ai, their immigrant mother. When Jonathan sees a man who resembles their deceased father at the karaoke bar where they work, Jonathan becomes curious about their own family’s past.
Director: Kevin Xian Ming Yu
Producer: Harrison Allen, Heather Vaxer, Henry Rosenbloom
Cast: Teddy Qin, Hua Tan
Director of Photography: Kylie Murphy
Production Designer: Griffin Cubero
Editor: Elliot Farinaro
Sound Designer: Matthew Lai
First Assistant Director: Olivia Malesco
From professional mourners to a withering town, this program invites you to embrace death with open arms. What are the rituals with which we honor our dead, mourn the movements of the past, and heal collectively? Let us find out in a line-up that merges fiction and non-fiction. — Udval Altangerel