Thursday, August 30, 2012

In The Family begins its US run

The film was rejected by 30 film festivals before being exhibited at the 2012 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF). It opens in Chicago this weekend and will be shown across the country through December. Roger Ebert: liked it:
I was completely absorbed from beginning to end. What a courageous first feature this is, a film that sidesteps shopworn stereotypes and tells a quiet, firm, deeply humanist story about doing the right thing. It is a film that avoids any message or statement and simply shows us, with infinite sympathy, how the life of a completely original character can help us lead our own.

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