Virtual Cinema: LUCKY GRANDMA

LUCKY GRANDMA, starring Tsai Chin, is the feature directorial debut of Sasie Sealy. The film held its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival as the second recipient of the AT&T Presents: Untold Stories $1 million grant initiative and went on to an international premiere at the BFI London Film Festival. Set in New York’s Chinatown, Chin portrays an ornery, newly-widowed 80-year-old eager to live life as an independent woman, despite her family’s concerns. When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) predicts a most auspicious day in her future, she decides to head to the casino, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck by suddenly attracting the attention of local gangsters. She then employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang, played by Corey Ha. “’Lucky Grandma’ is a dynamic comedy with a stand-out performance by Tsai Chin. A new song by Akwafina is also featured.

Directed by Sasie Sealy

Starring Tsai Chin, Hsiao-Yuan Ha, Michael Tow

NR | USA | 2019 | 1h 40min



In Chinese with English subtitles


Ticketing link is available here

From May 22 - 28 you can purchase a digital screening of LUCKY GRANDMA for $12, after which you’ll have 5 days to watch the film at home.

Follow the link to the Kino Marquee site. You will first need to register with your name and email address, and set a password.  (You will not have access through an existing Strand account). FAQ's concerning streaming options and ticketing can be found by scrolling down on that page.

You are invited to the LUCKY GRANDMA virtual red carpet!  
When: Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM EST
Dress code: “Zoom fancy” aka fancy on top, pajamas on the bottom
The event will begin at 5:30 pm EST with a curated cocktail and music hangout. At 6 pm EST, their host will bring the cast and crew in one at a time for their virtual red carpet “walk”. After cast and crew introductions are complete, director Sasie Sealy will give the film a proper introduction and encourage viewers to enjoy the show from the comfort of their homes! If you’re able to live Tweet during the 7:00 PM (EST) Lucky Grandma virtual screening, please do so and tag #LuckyGrandmaRedCarpet! 

The event will be streaming live on YouTube

Show Dates & Times:

5/22/20 - Friday

(All day),

5/23/20 - Saturday

(All day),

5/24/20 - Sunday

(All day),

5/25/20 - Monday

(All day),

5/26/20 - Tuesday

(All day),

5/27/20 - Wednesday

(All day),

5/28/20 - Thursday

(All day),
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