January 20, 2012
Studio: Roam Films
Director: Shimon Dotan
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Netaya Anbar, Shimon Dotan
Starring: Ryan O'Nan, Gillian Jacobs, Leonardo Nam, James Chen, Keong Sim, Michael Esper, Peter Scanavino
Official website: RoamFilms.com
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.