Nov 9-13, 2017

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show: The Movie

WITH GUEST PERFORMERS SLANTY EYED MAMA AND DIRECTOR CARRIE PRESTON

Run Time: 75 mins USA Language: English

Synopsis

Slanty Eyed Mama’s Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show examines the “East meets West experience,” exploring ways in which we see “Asian-ness” in the West through media, commodities and familiar images —immigrants, bowl cuts, math nerds, nail salons, take-out restaurants, the model minority myth, Hello Kitty and Pokemon. The movie captures the downtown New York spirit with live portions lmed in an East Village Club, with musical numbers and sketches shot on location throughout the City. Emmy Award-winning actress Carrie Preston’s film chronicles actor Kate Rigg and musician Lyris Hung’s theatrical concert of stand-up comedy, sketches, rock n’ roll and spoken word.

Slanty Eyed Mama is Juilliard-trained electric violin virtuoso Lyris Hung and the comedic, political, lyrical actor-comedian (and fellow Juilliard graduate) Kate Rigg. Together they’ve created an original “Nuyorasian” voice, blending classical training, a variety of musical styles and an edgy street perspective on pop culture, politics, race and representation. Following the screening, Rigg and Hung will perform a brief live set and join director Carrie Preston for a Q&A.

Clever songs and incisive commentary showcase Rigg’s lightning- fast intellect; still, it’s the poignant turns with characters yearn- ing for a foothold in a world that has no place for them — an unlikely cheerleader seeking “acceptance,” a grant applicant with unforeseen issues — that linger, move and sting.

— Eisenbach, Huffington Post

Slanty Eyed Mama’s Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show examines the “East meets West experience,” exploring ways in which we see “Asian-ness” in the West through media, commodities and familiar images —immigrants, bowl cuts, math nerds, nail salons, take-out restaurants, the model minority myth, Hello Kitty and Pokemon. The movie captures the downtown New York spirit with live portions lmed in an East Village Club, with musical numbers and sketches shot on location throughout the City. Emmy Award-winning actress Carrie Preston’s film chronicles actor Kate Rigg and musician Lyris Hung’s theatrical concert of stand-up comedy, sketches, rock n’ roll and spoken word.

Slanty Eyed Mama is Juilliard-trained electric violin virtuoso Lyris Hung and the comedic, political, lyrical actor-comedian (and fellow Juilliard graduate) Kate Rigg. Together they’ve created an original “Nuyorasian” voice, blending classical training, a variety of musical styles and an edgy street perspective on pop culture, politics, race and representation. Following the screening, Rigg and Hung will perform a brief live set and join director Carrie Preston for a Q&A.

Clever songs and incisive commentary showcase Rigg’s lightning- fast intellect; still, it’s the poignant turns with characters yearn- ing for a foothold in a world that has no place for them — an unlikely cheerleader seeking “acceptance,” a grant applicant with unforeseen issues — that linger, move and sting.

— Eisenbach, Huffington Post

Film Details

USA, 2016
DIRECTED BY CARRIE PRESTON
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY RICK KAPLAN, WILLIAM KLAYER
EDITED BY CHRISTOPHER GERSON
MUSIC BY LYRIS HUNG
CAST: KATE RIGG, LYRIS HUNG
RUNNING TIME: 75 MINS

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