May 22nd, 2020 - 12:00 pm
LUCKY GRANDMA Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on May 22, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society offers virtual cinema access to “Lucky Grandma,” a rollicking follow-the-money caper about a Chinese-American woman in New York City who is spurred into action after receiving good news.
In the heart of Chinatown, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck... suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang) and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war. The film also features a new song by Akwafina. [2019, USA, 100 min., Rating: Not Rated].
Hoai-Tran Bui of “SlashFilm” writes, “An outrageously funny, unquestionably cool black comedy.” Lorry Kilkta of “Film Threat” remarks, “If you're a fan of comedy, Asian cinema or both, you will almost definitely love this movie. It's a unique fast-paced film that'll be sure to entertain even the most persnickety of audiences.”
To help keep the Cinema Art Theater’s future bright, visit www.rehobothfilm.com for streaming links to watch one or several available films. Each distributor sets the fee but if more than one person is watching, it is a bargain. Thank you for your support.
The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education, cultural enrichment, and opportunities for engagement for our diverse communities and audiences. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival. Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.