Lark Theatre Sun, Oct 6, 2019 3:15 PM
Century Larkspur Sat, Oct 12, 2019 6:15 PM
Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:83 min.
Director:Andrew Ahn
Producer:Joe Pirro
James Schamus
Nicolaas Bertelsen
Celine Rattray
Trudie Styler
Screenwriter:Hannah Bos
Paul Thureen
Cinematographer:Ki Jin Kim
Editor:Katharine McQuerrey
Cast:Hong Chau
Brian Dennehy
Lucas Jaye
Christine Ebersole
Jerry Adler
Print Source:Symbolic Exchange
Note Writer:Elliott Breeden


Director Andrew Ahn follows up his arresting Sundance and Film Independent Spirit Award-winning debut Spa Night with this warm, contemplative study of the need for community and connection. When her estranged sister dies, single mom Kathy (Hong Chau, Downsizing) takes her sensitive young son Cody (Lucas Jaye) on a cross-country trip to clean out and sell her sibling’s house, unaware that the woman was a secret hoarder. As they begin the arduous process of emptying out the home, 8-year-old Cody forms an unlikely bond with a neighbor, Del (Brian Dennehy), a lonely Korean War vet. The blossoming friendship gives Del a new sense of purpose and draws Cody out of his shell as he begins to explore the outside world. Ahn's tight direction and attention to detail allow the strong, understated performances of Chau, Tony-winning stage and screen veteran Dennehy, and newcomer Jaye to shine in this moving drama.

EXPECTED GUEST: Director Andrew Ahn


Thank you to our Community Partner Marin Arts!

Additional Information

Andrew Ahn is a Korean-American filmmaker from Los Angeles. His first feature, Spa Night (2016), premiered at Sundance and won the John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award. In 2017, Ahn directed the first season of Sundance Now's series, This Close. He graduated from Brown and received an MFA from CalArts.