Cast: Alvin Wu, Charlotte Wang, Jack Lau, William Cui
Curtain Up! follows elementary school kids in New York’s Chinatown as they prepare for the musical production of “Frozen Kids”, while understanding their own identities. Behind the scenes they face Asian stereotypes, family expectations, and uncertainties post-graduation. Through rehearsing for this American favorite, these kids come to grapple with their Chinese roots. Will they have to let something go?
Previous Screening: Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF, New York), Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF), CAAMFest, San Diego Asian Film Festival