MVIFF 2019: LUCKY GRANDMA with Michael Tow “Little Handsome” for Q&A

, | 2019 | 1 hr 40 mins | | ,
A Film by Sasie Sealy

Sunday September 08, 2019


$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Film by Sasie Sealy

Starring Tsai Chin, Michael Tow, and Corey Ha

In the heart of Chinatown, New York, ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year–old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck…and suddenly attracting the attention of some Chinese gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.

Director Sasie Sealy brings to life a dark comedy about immigrant life, the vulnerabilities of aging and an unexpected friendship. Set in alleyways underground mahjong parlors with a cast of richly drawn characters (including Taiwanese movie star Corey HaLucky Grandma is a love letter to Chinatown and an homage to all the badass elderly women who inhabit it.

Last Minute surprise — at today’s screening of LUCKY GRANDMA  we will be joined by actor Michael Tow, “Little Handsome” in the film.

Michael is an actor from Needham, MA. He has appeared as “Del Toro” in NBC’s Blindspot as well as numerous other films and TV shows including MacGyver, Royal Pains and Marvel’s Daredevil and Iron Fist.

He has two films premiering this week at the Toronto international film festival, “Sound of Metal” with Riz Ahmed and “Jungleland” with Charlie Hunnam.

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