Friday, October 21, 2016
Bright Family Screening Room, The Paramount Center
559 Washington Street, Boston MA
(T: Park Street, Downtown Crossing, or Boylston)
2015 | 87 mins | USA | Narrative
Directed by Ray Yeung
Set in Manhattan, Front Cover tells the story of Ryan Fu, a gay American who rejects his Chinese heritage that he sees as a hindrance on his climb up the social ladder. Through talent and hard work he has attained his dream job as an assistant to a celebrity fashion stylist.
One day Ryan is assigned to style Ning, an actor just arrived from Beijing, for a top magazine photo shoot. Ning dismisses Ryan’s initial Western styling and demands an image that represents the power of the new China. Their egos and opinions clash resulting in a strained and difficult working relationship.
Over the following days, they slowly discover they share a lot in common. As they get closer, a mutual attraction develops leading them to examine their beliefs and identities.
Ray Yeung’s first feature CUT SLEEVE BOYS was premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and later was screened in over 20 festivals in the world. The film won Best Feature at the Outfest Fusion Festival and Best Actor in the Madrid Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
Ray has written and directed eight short films and has recently finished his second feature FRONT COVER, which premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival, and later chosen for Competition in Chicago International Film Festival. FRONT COVER is distributed by Strand Releasing for N. America.