Opening Night: JOY RIDEDirected by Adele Lim
Cast: Ashley Park, Sabrina Wu, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu
Our hot take: This is our favorite Asian homies on an international adventure discovering self-love no matter how messy and thirsty, delivering crazy bananas comedy that is landing every time and catapulting us straight into the stratosphere as we become nothing but cry-laugh emojis.
From the producers of Neighbors and the co-screenwriter of Crazy Rich Asians, JOY RIDE stars Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Oscar® nominee Stephanie Hsu, and Sabrina Wu. The hilarious and unapologetically explicit story of identity and self-discovery centers on four unlikely friends who embark on a once-in-a-lifetime international adventure. When Audrey’s (Ashley Park) business trip to Asia goes sideways, she enlists the aid of Lolo (Sherry Cola), her irreverent, childhood best friend who also happens to be a hot mess, Kat (Stephanie Hsu), her college friend turned Chinese soap star, and Deadeye (Sabrina Wu), Lolo’s eccentric cousin. Their no-holds-barred, epic experience becomes a journey of bonding, friendship, belonging, and wild debauchery that reveals the universal truth of what it means to know and love who you are. Do not miss this, we repeat, DO NOT. The FOMO of not being in an absurd joy together watching this movie at CAAMFest will sting a bit (..until it comes out in theaters this July, that is).
This film is Rated R for language and sexual content.
Community Partner: Frameline
We’re back at Asian Art Museum for a glittered evening. We love this for us! 🎉