SASIE SEALY | CANTONESE, ENGLISH, MANDARIN | 2019 | 100 MIN | $12.00
Set in New York City, an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese Grandma goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck… and in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.
Director Sasie Sealy brings to life a dark comedy about immigrant life, the vulnerabilities of aging and an unexpected friendship. Set in alleyways and underground mahjong parlors with a cast of richly drawn characters (including Taiwanese movie star Corey Ha) Lucky Grandma is a love letter to Chinatown and an homage to all the badass elderly women who inhabit it.
Cast: Tsai Chin Corey Ha (aka Hsiao-yuan Ha), Michael Tow, Woody Fu, Wai Ching Ho & Clem Cheung
How to watch: Computer, smartphone, tablet, Chromecast, SmartTV, Roku, AppleTV
“A heist movie like this shouldn’t exist. But thank god it does.” – VICE