Dear Programmers,

I'm excited to be working with Tim Tsai in booking his amazing film Seadrift around the country. I had the opportunity to see it at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, and suffice to say I was really knocked out (as was the sold out audience). Let me know if I can send a screening link!

Marc Mauceri
212-243-0600 x20 |
A documentary by Tim Tsai
69 minutes, color, 2019

In 1979, a Vietnamese refugee shoots and kills a white crab fisherman at the public town docks in Seadrift, TX. What began as a dispute over fishing territory erupts into violence and ignites a maelstrom of boat burnings, KKK intimidation, and other hostilities against refugees along the Gulf Coast.

Taking place after the Fall of Saigon, when hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese nationals desperately fled the communist takeover of their home country, Seadrift examines the events leading up to the shooting and its dramatic aftermath, revealing the unexpected consequences that continue to reverberate today.

Slamdance 2019 World Premiere
Dallas International Film Festival Best Historical Film
LA Asian Pacific Film Festival Grand Jury Award, North American Documentary
Austin Asian American Film Festival Audience Award, Best Feature Documentary
Houston AAPI Film Festival Judge's Award, Best Feature Documentary
Viet Film Fest Spotlight Award
Indie & Foreign Film Festival Best Feature Documentary
Boston Asian American Film Festival Audience Award, Best Feature Documentary
Rockport Film Festival Best Feature Documentary
Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2020 Opening Night Film
"Riveting."  - Houston Chronicle
"Tsai deftly coaxes stories from white and Vietnamese residents alike, teasing out themes of nationalism and unexpected forgiveness. Though the film deals with an isolated incident in a tiny town that occurred 40 years ago, this story feels at once immediately salient and universal, as if an insightful fable for our own troubling times."
- Chicago Reader

More New Films from First Run Features
You Go To My Head

In a desolate stretch of the Sahara, a mysterious car accident leaves a young woman lost and alone. Jake, a reclusive architect, finds her and drives her to the nearest doctor, to discover that she's suffering from amnesia. Intoxicated by the woman's beauty, Jake claims to be her husband and takes her to his remote desert home to recuperate.

"CRITIC'S PICK! A mysteriously elusive romance. Sensual cinematography. Teasingly luscious." -The New York Times

Currently playing in New York - Opens Friday in Los Angeles!
Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day

Sunken Roads follows Charlotte, a young woman who joins eight D-Day veterans on a road trip to retrace their steps from World War II. The vets come to see Charlotte as a granddaughter, trusting her with their stories and confronting the trauma that still haunts them 70 years after the war.

Reminiscent of documentaries by Agnes Varda and Ross McElwee, the film offers a new perspective on D-Day by presenting the memories of 90-year-old combat veterans through the eyes of a 20-year-old woman.

Opens May 8 in New York City!

Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams

Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in the 100th annual Koshien, Japan's wildly popular national high school baseball championship. But for Coach Mizutani and his players, cleaning the grounds and greeting their guests are equally important as honing their baseball skills. In this dramatic and intimate journey to the heart of the Japanese national character, will those acts add up to victory or prove a relic of the past?

Ema Ryan Yamazaki's previous film was Monkey Business: the Adventures of Curious George's Creators.
Albert Einstein: Still a Revolutionary

Albert Einstein was a world renowned celebrity, greeted like a rock star wherever he appeared. An outspoken social and political activist, Einstein was an anti-war firebrand who was on the right side of controversial issues like women's rights, racism and nuclear arms control.

In the 65 years since his death his fiery image has been neutered into that of a charmingly unworldly genius, preoccupied with the rarefied world of physics. Using a wealth of rarely seen archival footage, letters to and from Einstein, and new illuminating interviews, filmmaker Julia Newman goes beyond the legend to tell the inspiring and true story of the 20th Century's most famous savant.
Confucian Dream

Filmmaker Mijie Li's first feature (she co-produced American Factory) is an observational documentary about a Chinese woman's embrace of the ancient philosophy of Confucianism and how it affects her family.

Chaoyan, a young wife and mother, believes the ancient teachings of Confucianism will restore balance, respect and morality to her home. But her husband finds the daily practice excessive. While Confucianism's primary purpose is to instill peace and harmony, the opposite occurs, bringing forth a gripping portrait of marital and parental crisis.
City Dreamers

Through original interviews, archival material and stunning cinematography, filmmaker Joseph Hillel explores how four trailblazing architects – all female – have been working on the transformations shaping the city of today and tomorrow.

Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Denise Scott Brown have worked for and collaborated with some of the leading figures in architecture, from Le Corbusier to Louis Kahn and Mies van der Rohe, while finding their own voices in the male-dominated world of architecture.

For screening links and more information please contact Marc Mauceri

212-243-0600 ext. 20 |

Email Marketing by ActiveCampaign