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2017 Seattle Asian American Film Festival


Directed by Justin Lin

Features / United States / 2002 / Drama / 101 mins


An accomplished high school student, Ben (Parry Shen) seems to excel at almost everything except winning over his dream girl, Stephanie (Karin Anna Cheung). When he begins an unlikely friendship with trouble-seeking tough guy Daric (Roger Fan), Ben becomes involved in petty crime that gets increasingly dangerous, with his various illegal ventures extending to include Stephanie and her wealthy beau, Steve (John Cho). Can these restless teens curb their criminal activities before it’s too late?

Co-presented by: Northwest Film Forum

Director's Bio

Justin Lin burst onto the scene with his directorial debut BETTER LUCK TOMORROW. It was a seminal film in Asian American cinema, telling a story not seen before and launching the careers of many of its young actors. Justin went on to direct and produce the multimillion dollar Fast and Furious and Star Trek franchises. He continues to foster the next generation of Asian American storytellers through his YOMYOMF website.