It’s movie night here at the Shanghai American Center and this time we are celebrating the work of a talented filmmaker Ray Yeung, who over the course of his life has lived in Hong Kong, New York and the UK. He has weaved this global perspective into his latest film, ‘Front Cover’, a romantic comedy which explores a relationship between a gay American fashion stylist and a famous Chinese actor. This film was praised around the world by critics and fans, earning a rare 90% positive ranking on the film review website Rotten Tomatoes. Mr. Yeung will join the event, and answer questions about his work after the screening.
The movie is 87 minutes long and is in English with Chinese subtitles. This event will be in English only with little interpretation provided.
FRONT COVER is about handsome, openly gay New York City fashion stylist Ryan (Jake Choi), who rejects his traditional upbringing. Ryan is given an assignment to style Ning (James Chen), a famous Chinese actor, for an important photo shoot. After a rocky start, an unlikely friendship develops between them, leading Ryan to examine his identity and consider an enticing new path for his life and career. A tender, funny look at clashing cultures and love, FRONT COVER is a delight for the urban fashionista in us all.
Please bring your photo ID to enter the Shanghai American Center. Seating will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis until the room is full. Please be sure to show up by 6:30pm to ensure you get a seat.