The Farewell

Aug 2 2019
FAST & THE FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS AND SHAW

Cast: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Cliff Curtis, Lori Pelenise Tuisano, Roman Reigns, Josh Mauga and John Tui

Synopsis: A spinoff of The Fate of the Furious, focusing on Johnson’s U.S. Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Statham’s Deckard Shaw.

Why Open: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the only stars in the world who can still open a film. Plus, he’s one of us! Fast & the Furious is also one of the most lucrative film franchises in history, boasting past directors including Justin Lin and James Wan (whose turn at Furious 7 became a #WanBillion dollar film).

Wu Assassins

Cast: Iko Uwais, Celia Au, Lawrence Kao, Tzi Ma, Lewis Tan, Byron Mann, Li Jun Li, JuJu Chan, Mark Dacascos, and more.

Synopsis: A period crime drama set against the backdrop of the brutal Tong Wars in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 1800s.

Aug 12 2019
The Terror: Infamy

Creator: Alexander Woo

Cast: Derek Mio, George Takei, Lee Shorten, Kiki Sukezane, Shinjo Usami, Naoko Mori, Miki Ishikawa

Director (Pilot):  Josef Kubota Wladyka

Synopsis: “The Terror: Infamy,” helmed by showrunner Alexander Woo (“True Blood”), is a haunting and suspenseful series set in Japanese internment camps during World War II. The story centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible. The series features a cast and crew with a number of personal connections to this historical time, starting with George Takei, who lived in two internment camps as a child, is on board as a series regular and consultant. The lead character is played by Derek Mio, a fourth generation Japanese American, whose grandfather lived on Terminal Island and was sent to Manzanar internment camp after Pearl Harbor. Mio also recently appeared in “Medal of Honor,” (Netflix docu-series) where he portrayed WWII Medal of Honor Recipient Hiroshi Miyamura.  Adding to the deep connection to the story, director Josef Kubota’s grandfather was in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb dropped and managed to survive.

Aug 16 2019
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

Director: Gurinder Chadha

Cast: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra

Synopsis: In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Why Open: The Sundance hit, directed by the inimitable Gurinder Chadha, is the story of a Muslim teen in 1987 Britain who learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Aug 23 2019
Burn

Director: Mike Gan

Writer: Mike Gan

Cast: Harry Shum Jr.

Synopsis: BURN follows a lonely, unstable gas station attendant Melinda (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), tired of being overshadowed by her more confident, outgoing co-worker Sheila (Suki Waterhouse). When the gas station is held at gunpoint by Billy (Josh Hutcherson), a desperate man in need of quick cash, Melinda finds an opportunity to make a connection with the robber, regardless of who gets hurt.

Sep 6 2019
Ms. Purple

Director: Justin Chon

Cast: Tiffany Chu, Teddy Lee, Octavio Pizano, James Kang

Synopsis: Kasie, stuck in LA’s Koreatown, works as a karaoke hostess getting paid for her companionship by drunken men. When her dad’s hospice nurse quits she reconnects with her estranged brother, Carey, forcing them to enter a period of intense self-reflection as their single father who raised them nears death.

Sep 27 2019
Abominable

Cast: Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Tsai Chin

Executives: Abhijay Prakash, Christina Lee Storm, Peilin Chou, Justinian Huang

Synopsis: Pearl Studio and DreamWorks Animation’s co-production ABOMINABLE takes audiences on an epic 3,000-mile journey from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes. When a mischievous group of friends encounter a young Yeti, they embark upon an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.

Why Open: American-Chinese animated adventure film with an all-star Asian cast. Several executives including Abhijay Prakash (Universal Filmed Entertainment Group President) and Christina Lee Storm (DreamWorks Animation VP of Technology) rank among the most senior Asians in Hollywood who are consistently committed to further enabling diversity.

Oct 11 2019
Gemini Man

Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Benedict Wong

Synopsis: An elite assassin becomes the target of a mysterious young operative who can seemingly predict his every move.