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Watching TV with the Red Chinese (2012)

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When Tzu, Wa and Chen come to New York City in the summer of 1980 to study, they find themselves in a strange land far, far away from life in communist China. Consuming a heavy daily diet of American T.V., they are captivated by the cacophonous culture surrounding them. They make friends with their next-door neighbor Dexter, his sometimes girlfriend Suzanne and the struggling filmmaker Billy. They party. One falls dangerously in love. But a brutal mugging and an ex-boyfriend’s crazed jealousy plunge them into a state of cultural confusion and fear. When, on December 8, 1980, John Lennon is murdered, the trio fatefully confronts the social violence that surrounds them.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 20th, 2012 (Limited) by Roam Films
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: Culture Clash, College, Non-Chronological, Love Triangle, Retro Black and White, Interracial Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Emmkens, Blue Water Films
Production Countries: United States


Gillian Jacobs    Suzanne
Peter Scanavino    Czapinczyk
Michael Esper    Billy
Ron C. Johns    Little
Idara Victor    Antigone
Constance Wu    Kimi

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Netaya Anbar
Screenwriter    Shimon Dotan
Novel    Luke Whisnant
Producer    Shimon Dotan
Cinematographer    Nataya Anbar
Editor    Netaya Anbar

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January 20th, 2012

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