Friday, July 17, 2020

Online group screening of Lucky Grandma (幸運的奶奶) with Pitt's SCREENSHOT: Asia and Row House Cinema, July 24.

SCREENSHOT: ASIA, the upcoming Asian film and cultural festival at the University of Pittsburgh, will present an online group screening of Lucky Grandma (幸運的奶奶) with the Row House Cinema on July 24. A New York Times review provides a synopsis:
Cantankerous and fiercely independent, the 80-year-old Grandma Wong (Tsai Chin) wants to live by herself in her Chinatown apartment in New York. Her son, Howard (Eddie Yu), wants her to move in with his family to save on rent. Encouraged by a fortune teller’s promise of imminent luck, she takes all her savings to a casino only to find herself — after some hilariously absurd twists — with a bagful of a dead man’s cash and a pair of gangsters on her tail.
The screening starts at 8:00 pm and registration for the Zoom session is now available. There is a limited number of free student tickets available; those interested should contact Lucky Grandma is one of three films comprising an online Chinese Film Festival at the Row House Cinema, from July 17 through 30.