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Directed by Law Chen

Cast: Jerry C. Hsu, Jesse Hsu, Jonathan Hsu, Joshua Hsu, Kathy Hsu

Documentary Feature Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, Slamdance 2023

Wait wait. How did we go from funny 80s immigrant family home videos to horror film infrasound playing behind an ominous phone call from Shanghai Police? How does sweet Gong Gong Jerry, a Taiwanese retired elder living in Orlando, become a suspect in a sophisticated international money laundering scheme? I mean, there has to be some kind of mistake! FREE JERRY! Overheard, “We need to investigate you or else we will have to charge you as a criminal.” Things from there get even more WILD, leaving us asking out loud, is this a documentary film pretending to be a narrative film? Are our minds racing and pupils dilated the whole time? Yes, yes they are. So, Jerry is the Florida version of Jason Bourne and Ke Huy Quan, and the whole time you will be rooting for him – his secret agent vibes, dad love language, and currents of candid loneliness. We’re totally not crying, it’s just raining on our faces. Also, have you checked-in with your parents today? (Hint: you better!)

Filmmaker Law Chen, Producer Jonathan Hsu, and Actor Jerry Hsu expected to attend for a post-screening Q&A

Community Partners:, Taiwanese American Professionals-SF, Chinatown Community Development Center, API Legal Outreach

Dates & Times


The Castro Theatre

Sat, May 13
6:00 pm