Program Detail

Nice Girls Crew

Tanuj Chopra / USA / 60 min / English / Color

Description

Sheetal Sheth, Michelle Krusiec and Lynn Chen star in this raunchy Bridesmaids-meets-Arrested Development, no-holds-barred comedy series. Assembling an all-star cast of actresses, Nice Girls Crew crosses the line of traditional comedy — and then goes a little further.

Sophie (Lynn Chen), Leena (Sheetal Sheth), and Geraldine (Michelle Krusiec) have been true “frenemies” since elementary school. All grown up and finding themselves in the city of Los Angeles, the ladies seek refuge from their isolation in a book club where they never actually talk about the book. Their subjects of interest? Sex, cannibalism, drugs and just about everything else you’d expect in such good company.

Geraldine is a natural leader with an insatiable thirst for validation; Leena is a ruthless thug-ess in heels, and Sophie is the angelic voice of reason (but true undercover psycho). As adults, the ladies find themselves gathering week after week not because they like each other, but because their inability to mix with normal society forces them to rally for a bit of companionship and good reads. But when personal hang-ups combine with delusions of grandeur, books make way for much more explosive conversation material.

Nice Girls Crew is a production of the Center for Asian American Media. Created / written by Festival staffer Christine Kwon and directed/written by award-winning filmmaker Tanuj Chopra (Punching at the Sun; SFIAAFF ’06), the series will be the first of its kind to be produced by CAAM and to premiere at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Join us for a sneak peek at this ground-breaking new venture. The screening will be followed by a conversation with many of the creators and stars of the series.

Co-presenters (3/10, 3/17): TaiwaneseAmerican.org,Taiwanese American Professionals

Credits


  • Director: Tanuj Chopra
  • Executive Producer: Donald Young
  • Producer: Krystel Faith Gapasin
  • Cinematographer: Tanuj Chopra
  • Writer: Christine Kwon, Tanuj Chopra
  • Editor: Tanuj Chopra
  • Cast: Lynn Chen, Sheetal Sheth, MIchelle Krusiec
  • Sound: Luis Alfaro

Screenings

March 10, 2012 6:30 pm
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
Rush Only

March 17, 2012 8:00 pm
Camera 3 Cinemas
Tickets not currently on sale

March 15, 2012 4:30 pm
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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