The SFIAAFF30 kicks off with the world premiere of WHITE FROG, directed by Quentin Lee (The People I’ve Slept With, SFIAAFF ’10; Ethan Mao, SFIAAFF ‘04), on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7pm at the Castro Theater, 429 Castro St (at Market near 17th St) in San Francisco.
WHITE FROG features Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Harry Shum, Jr. (“Glee”), Kelly Hu (Scorpion King), BD Wong (“Awake,” “Law and Order: SVU”), and Joan Chen (The Last Emperor, Lust, Caution, Mao’s Last Dancer).
Written by the mother/daughter screenwriting team Ellie and Fabienne Wen, and executive produced by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly), WHITE FROG tells the story of high-school freshman, Nick (Booboo Stewart), a young boy with Asperger’s syndrome, who is often neglected and misunderstood by his seemingly perfect family. When tragedy suddenly strikes, Nick is forced out of his comfort zone, and into finding the strength he needs to survive. WHITE FROG is a universal story about the power of family, friendship, and love.
The red carpet will be rolled out for actors Harry Shum Jr., Joan Chen, B.D. Wong; director Quentin Lee; producer and co-screenwriter Ellie Wen; producer Chris Lee; and executive producer David Henry Hwang, who will be at the screening and at the star-studded Opening Night Gala Reception at the Asian Art Museum. Delicious treats will be served up by some of the Bay Area’s most popular restaurants, including Bushi-Tei, Chotto, Dosa, Serpentine, and Yoshi’s.
SFIAAFF 30 Opening Night Gala & World Premiere
Tuursday, March 8, 2012
7PM Film Screening @ Castro Theater
429 Castro St (at Market near 17th St), San Francisco
9:30pm Opening Night Reception at Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street (at Fulton), San Francisco
Screening + Gala Non-Member Price: $60
Screening + Gala CAAM Member Price: $50 CAAM Members
Film only: $35
Gala only: $30
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
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