Better DaysVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society at the Movies
As part of a new series titled “Asia Society at the Movies,” Asia Society Museum and Asia Society Southern California are pleased to partner with the Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) on its screenings of films that have been submitted by Asian countries for Oscar and Golden Globe consideration for Best International Feature Film and Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language, respectively. AWFF aims to assist the filmmakers in their campaigns for award success by promoting their films through screenings and events. “Asia Society at the Movies” will showcase a broad range of films and filmmakers from across Asia and the Asian diaspora.
2021 Oscar Submission from Hong Kong (feature film)
Nian finds her life at a standstill when faced by relentless bullying from her peers as she prepares for her college entrance exam. Fate brings her together with small-time criminal Bei, but before they can retreat into a world of their own, both are dragged into the middle of a murder investigation that will change their lives forever. In this dramatic thriller, Derek Kwok-Cheung Tsang paints a bleak picture of an oppressive society, in the guise of a gripping fairy-tale love story, exposing the dark world of bullying and societal pressures of achievement facing today’s youth.
- Genre: Crime, Drama, Family
- Duration: 135 minutes
- Director: Derek Kwok-Cheung Tsang
- Language(s): Mandarin
- Subtitles: English
- Producer: Yuet-Jan Hui
- Screenwriter: Wing-Sum Lam, Yuan Li, Yimeng Xu, Jiuyue Xi
- Principal Cast: Dongyu Zhou, Jackson Yee
General Admission for Screening: $6, 20% off with promo code AWFFASSC
Asia Society Members: Be the first 20 to RSVP and get FREE tickets for the screening, please email RSVP_LA@asiasociety.org
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Director Q&A and Panel Discussion
Monday, February 1, 9 p.m. New York Time
This screening of Better Days is accompanied by a Q&A with film director Derek Kwok-Cheung Tsang. The discussion will be moderated by Academy Governor-at-Large and Asia Society Southern California Advisory Board member Janet Yang.
The Q&A will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Celia Au, Hudson Yang, Allyn Hoang, and Dr. Jamie Chiu, in partnership with Act to Change.
Asia Society at the Movies:
Asia Society is proud to announce the launch of “Asia Society at the Movies,” a new series of film screenings and conversations showcasing a broad range of films and filmmakers from across Asia and the Asian diaspora. “Asia Society at the Movies” celebrates established and emerging voices, contemporary films and classics, and documentaries. The series builds on Asia Society’s long and rich history of film programming. This initiative also serves to deepen understanding of Asian cultures—a core part of Asia Society’s mission since its creation.
About Asia Society Museum:
Asia Society Museum presents a wide range of traditional, modern, and contemporary exhibitions of Asian and Asian American art, taking new approaches to familiar masterpieces and introducing under-recognized arts and artists. The Asia Society Museum Collection comprises a traditional art collection, including the initial bequests of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd, and a contemporary art collection. Through exhibitions and public programs, Asia Society provides a forum for the issues and viewpoints reflected in both traditional and contemporary Asian art and in Asia today.
About Asia Society Southern California:
Established in Los Angeles in 1985, Asia Society Southern California (ASSC) is ideally situated at the gateway to the Asia-Pacific region. ASSC has played a pivotal role through creative programs and activities in increasing shared knowledge, enhancing dialogue and furthering cultural exchanges transcending regional boundaries.
As part of the global Asia Society, which was founded more than 60 years ago in New York City, ASSC has launched many creative initiatives and programs addressing current issues of importance across the fields of the arts, culture, policy, business and education.
About Asian World Film Festival:
The Festival is unique in that it predominantly screens international films from Asia submitted for the Academy Awards® and Golden Globes®.
The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF), now in its fifth year, brings the best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to Los Angeles in order to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of Filmmakers and strengthen ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries. Uniting through cross-cultural collaboration, the Festival champions films from more than 50 countries across Asia, spanning from Turkey to Japan and from Russia to India. This festival is unique in its concept as it predominantly screens films from countries within the Asian Continent that have been submitted to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and to the Golden Globes for Best Foreign Language Film.
Learn more at AsianWorldFilmFest.org.
About Act to Change:
Act To Change is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to address bullying in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Kids and teens are bullied in schools all across the country. Unfortunately, many AAPI youth who are bullied face unique cultural, religious, and language barriers that can keep them from getting help. Act to Change aims to empower students, families, and educators—with the knowledge and tools needed to help stop and prevent bullying in our communities. Bullying is a problem that affects us all and we must act together to put an end to it.
Learn more at ActToChange.org.
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Viewing Link Available:
Sun 31 Jan–Mon 01 Feb
12 a.m.–11:59 p.m. Pacific Time
Tickets for Screening $6; 20% off with promo code AWFFASSC