We are thrilled to kick off SFIAAFF30 with none other than WHITE FROG, the highly-anticipated new film by celebrated director, Quentin Lee. Last summer, the online media sphere was spinning with the curious and enticing question, “Who is the White Frog?” Well, join us on opening night to find out!
SFIAAFF 30 Opening Night Gala & World Premiere
THU MAR 8, 2012
7PM Film Screening @ Castro Theater
9:30PM Gala Reception @ Asian Art Museum
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
Early Bird Screening + Gala Non-Member Price: $55 ($60 after February 9)
Early Bird Screening + Gala CAAM Member Price: $45 CAAM Members ($50 after February 9)
Film only: $35
Gala only: $30
WHITE FROG boasts a spellbinding cast of some of the most influential and recognizable Asian American talent today, including Booboo Stewart (you know, rock-hard abs from The Twilight Saga), Harry Shum, Jr. (the Asian dance machine from Glee), Kelly Hu (the badass sorceress from Scorpion King), B.D. Wong (Law and Order: SVU), and Joan Chen (The Last Emperor, Mao’s Last Dancer). This much-buzzed about film is written by the mother/daughter team, Ellie and Fabienne Wen and executive produced by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly).
The screening will be followed by a star-studded Opening Night Gala Reception at the Asian Art Museum, attended by many of WHITE FROG’s cast and crew. The Gala promises to be a red-carpet affair and will feature delicious treats from some of the Bay Area’s most popular restaurants, including Bushi-Tei, Chotto, Dosa, Serpentine, and Yoshi’s.
This is one event you don’t want to miss!
ABOUT WHITE FROG:
High-school freshman, Nick (Booboo Stewart), a young boy with Asperger’s syndrome is often neglected and misunderstood by his seemingly perfect family. When tragedy suddenly strikes, Nick is forced out of his comfort zone, and into finding the strength he needs to survive. WHITE FROG is a universal story about the power of family, friendship, and love.
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