BABY, directed by Juwan Chung and the Official Selection during the 25th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, will be screening for one week starting December 12, 2008 at 4 Star Movie Theatre. Often described as the Asian American BOYZ N THE HOOD, Baby is a startling slice of urban gangland life quite any Asian American film to date.
From gambling halls to hostess clubs to back alleys, BABY is the tragic tale of an Asian youth trapped in the seedy world of the hostess bars, pool halls and drug dens that characterize East LA gang life. Baby is a motherless 11-year-old with only an alcoholic father to raise him. His troubles multiply when he is taken under the wing of his gangster neighbor, Tommy, who leads him down a path that lands him in Juvenile Hall for manslaughter. After seven violent, terrifying years in prison, Baby is ill-equipped to re-enter society and soon returns to a life of gangbanging and murder. Only his childhood friends, Fat Petey and Sammy, offer him any hope of turning his life around before it’s too late. BABY features a cast of over two hundred Asian American actors and extras, creating a great opportunity for many of them demonstrate the range of their talents in the kinds of roles for which they are usually passed over.
BABY opens December 12, 2008 at the 4 Start Movie Theatre
2200 Clement Street @ 23rd Ave
San Francisco, CA 94121
415 666 3706