Asian Stories Premiere: July 25th At The ImaginAsian Center

Monday, July 21, 2008

While it's gotten some play at film festivals since mid 2006 (about 7), the dramatic comedy is getting its U.S. theatrical premiere on July 25th down at the ImaginAsian Center in LA where James Kyson Lee, Kathy Uyen, Kirt Kishita, the director Ron Oda and other cast and crew members will be on hand (for the afterparty as well).

Here's the synopsis for the film:

Jim is a young closefisted Chinese American living in LA who desperately finds himself with a stack of white flower themed disposable cameras, fleur-de-lis invitations, a number of champagne bottles, and a ten-thousand dollar engagement ring bill. The only thing missing is a bride. In financial debt and miserable for having his fiancé leave two weeks prior to Valentine's day, Jim tries to resurface his dignity and wash away his wretchedness by asking his best friend, a Japanese hitman whose passion for cooking fancy entrees extends far beyond his kitchen, to kill him just in time to miss the Hallmark holiday. With less than four days to live, Jim, while wearing his wedding tuxedo the entire time, treks to the mountains to find his fate, meet a pizza delivery boy with lucky charms, the funeral spot of his choice, and a girl.

ASIAN STORIES won the Audience Award at the VC Film Festival/Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and has screened to sold-out audiences at other festivals in San Diego, Hawaii and Chicago.
Good to see it being shown and getting its opening. For more info check out the site.