[Revised] Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2003 11:48:40 -0700 (PDT)

Better Luck Tomorrow's Justin Lin

Irvine -- Justin Lin's Better Luck Tomorrow opens this Friday at selected theaters nation-wide, including at the Block in Orange, California.

We talk with the Orange County-rased indie director about his new film, picked up by MTV Films, loosely based on an OC murder case. Lin talks about why he wanted to present a story of over-achieving, real bad Asian Americans, and what this film suggests about the representation of Asians in American cinema. The film serves as a wake-up call to parents.

The film is co-written by UCI film studies graduate, Fabian Marquez, and includes scenes shot in Orange County. We also expect to talk with Marquez. Two actors in the film, John Cho and Jason Tobin, were previous guests on Subversity.

The show airs Tuesday, April 8, 2003 from 4-5 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, Calif., and is Web-cast at the same time via kuci.org.

Our show last week with film scholar Helen Leung discussing the late Hong Kong popstar turned actor Leslie Cheung's queer sensibility and with Vietnamese Director Do Minh Tuan, who will be present at the showing of his "Foul King" at the Newport Beach Film Festival this Thursday, is posted on the Web at: falco.kuci.uci.edu/~dtsang/subversity/Sv030401.ram.

Foul King screens at the Lido Theater, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, (949) 253-2880, Thurs., April 10, 5 p.m.


Better Luck Tomorrow

film web site

They're the Bad Seeds? [free registration needed]

Testing limits

Justin Lin's 'Luck'

Asian-American 'Tomorrow'’Breaks New Ground

Check later this week (late Thursday), Film section


Foul King

Newport Beach Film Festival

Down in the Dump: Do Minh Tuan exposes life at the bottom in Vietnam.

Article in Chinese Daily News about Leslie Cheung


Daniel C. Tsang
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