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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.


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

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Supporting Cast

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

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Production and Technical Credits

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

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