i can i will i did
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Bright Family Screening Room, The Paramount Center
559 Washington Street, Boston MA
(T: Park Street, Downtown Crossing, or Boylston)
114 mins | Narrative | Korean-American
Directed by Nadine Truong
Followed by Q&A with director Nadine Truong, producer Brian Yang, and actress Ellie Lee.
Depressed foster youth Ben is bullied and as a result gets into a car accident. His recovery process is slow, until he meets Adrienne, a wheelchair bound fellow patient at the hospital who breathes hope into his life and introduces to him her grandfather, Taekwondo Grand Master Kang. Kang not only teaches him how to walk and get back up on his feet, but also how to take charge of his own life and ultimately to face his inner demons.
Director's Bio | Nadine Truong is a German-born Vietnamese filmmaker,
director, writer and photographer. She received her MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute Conservatory. Her directorial short film credits include CHOPSTICKS, IN THE DARK and INITIATION. In 2006, she became a proud fellow with Los Angeles Asian American Pacific Film Festival's "Armed With A Camera Fellowship", which funded her short film THE MUSE. Additionally, she received the San Diego International Asian Film Festival's prestigious George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award in 2010. Nadine premiered her first feature film called SOMEONE I USED TO KNOW (written by West Liang) in 2013, which screend at BAAFF. This film, I Can I Will I Did, starring Tony Award nominee Mike Faist as the main protagonist, marks the first time she is in both the writer and director seat for a feature length film.
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