Fresh Off the Boat: “The Big 1-2”
With producer Melvin Mar in person
2015, 22 mins. Digital projection. Now in its second season on ABC-TV, Fresh Off the Boat is the first American television sitcom starring an Asian-American family as protagonists in more than two decades. Based on chef Eddie Huang’s best-selling memoir, the show takes a humorous look at American immigrant lives. In the 1990s, Eddie, a hip-hop-loving 11-year-old, relocates with his parents and two brothers to suburban Orlando from the Chinatown section of Washington, D.C. As Eddie’s dad, Louis, pursues the American dream by opening a western-themed restaurant named Cattleman’s Ranch Steakhouse, Eddie and the rest of the family try to acclimate to their new, strange surroundings. Fresh Off the Boat stars Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen. This is a special preview screening of the upcoming episode “The Big 1-2,” which premieres on ABC on November 10.
Tickets: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for members at the Film Lover level and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with any questions regarding online reservations.)