If there's one film I hope to get to see in 2012 -- this is it.
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White Frog will have its World Premiere as the Opening Film of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (http://caamedia.org/festival/) on Thursday March 8th, 2012 at 7PM. The film will play at the historic Castro theater (http://www.castrotheatre.com/history.html).
An emotional teen drama with comedy and heart, White Frog stars Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga) as high-school freshman Nick, a young boy with Asperger's syndrome who is often neglected and misunderstood by his seemingly perfect family. When tragedy suddenly strikes, Nick is forced out of his comfort zone, and into finding the strength he needs to survive. This powerful drama by the director of The People I've Slept With and Shopping for Fangs, boasts some of the most influential and recognizable Asian American talent today, including B.D. Wong (Law and Order), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee), and Joan Chen (this year's Festival Spotlight Honoree). The stellar cast also includes Gregg Sulkin (Wizard of Waverly Place), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) Justin Martin (The Soloist), Manish Dayal (Beverly Hills 90210) and Kelly Hu (Hawaii Five O, X-Men2).
The screening will be followed by the Opening Night Gala Reception at 9:30pm and promises to be a star-studded affair at the Asian Art Museum and attended by many of White Frog's cast and crew. The Gala will feature delicious food and drink from some of the Bay Area's best restaurants, including Bushi-Tei, Chotto, Dosa, Serpentine, and Yoshi's.
Early Bird Presale tickets for White Frog Opening Night & Gala go on sale today at 10AM PST on through February 9th via http://caamedia.org, the day of our official press conference. General Public: $55 ($60 after February 9), CAAM Members: $45 ($50 after February 9).
"As the director I'm thrilled to open the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival with the world premiere of White Frog. I can't imagine a better place and audience in the world to launch the film as the festival has supported all my films since I was a film student at UCLA," said Director Quentin Lee. "My producer Chris Lee (former president of Tristar Pictures) has come full circle as he first started in the industry as the assistant director of Wayne Wang on Dim Sum and worked with Joan Chen on his very first project and decades later Chris was back working with me and Joan on another independent film."