Watching TV with the Red Chinese

Release date: January 20, 2012
(limited)

Studio: Roam Films

Director: Shimon Dotan

MPAA Rating: N/A

Screenwriters: ,

Starring: Keong Sim, Gillian Jacobs, Ryan O'Nan, Leonardo Nam, James Chen, Michael Esper, Peter Scanavino

Genre: Drama

Duration: N/A

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Plot Summary:

Three Chinese students, Tzu (James Chen), Wa (Keong Sim) and Chen (Leonardo Nam) come to study in America in the summer of 1980. They move into a New York City apartment next door to Dexter (Ryan O'Nan), a graduate student who introduces them to Suzanne (Gillian Jacobs), his occasional girlfriend and to Billy (Michael Esper), a struggling filmmaker. The Chinese find America fascinating. However, their perceptions, based on watching non-stop television, change when one of them is brutally mugged, when Suzanne takes up with Chen behind Dexter's back, and when Zap (Peter Scanavino), Suzanne's ex boyfriend, stalks them into a state of terror. When on December 8, 1980 John Lennon is murdered, the Chinese students decide to buy a gun for self-defense.

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