Closing Night Film: Asian PersuasionDirected by Jhett Tolentino
Filmmaker Jhett Tolentino and Writer Michael Ang will be present for the Q&A after the screening. Q&A moderators are filmmakers Leah Lombos, Trixi Agiao, and Edrian Pangilinan
There will be a pre-reception at 4:00pm at The Lot Restaurant patio before the screening begins.
Please present your tickets to enter the pre-reception.
Theater doors open at 4:30pm; screening starts at 5pm
Following a poorly negotiated divorce settlement, Mickey is saddled with alimony payments that he simply cannot afford. To avoid paying, he comes up with a scheme, with the help of his best friend Caspian, to get his ex-wife Avery remarried by creating a fake online dating profile for her. He finds Lee, a potential suitor from the dating site, and coaches Lee on how to make Avery fall for him.
Everything goes smoothly until Mickey’s plot backfires on him. He rushes to clean up his act to win Avery back. He might be too late.
A Filipino entertainment producer and filmmaker based in NYC. Has produced 19 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions in 7 years.
He has won three Tony Awards since his Broadway debut in 2013 and earned his Grammy Award in 2017 for “The Color Purple: New Broadway Cast Recording”.
He wrote and directed his autobiographical short documents “Life Is What You Make It”. In 2019, he produced Isabel Sandoval’s feature film “Lingua Franca” which premiered at the 76th Venice Film Festival.
Jhett makes his feature directorial debut in “Asian Persuasion”.