Coming Home Again

You can order a virtual screening of Coming Home Again for just $11.99, after which you’ll have three days to watch the film, all in an online screening room created just for patrons of the JBFC.

With each screening of Coming Home Again purchased during this period, you’ll provide much-needed support to both the JBFC and Outsider Pictures—who will evenly split the revenue—as we work together to continue bringing our audience exciting new and repertory releases.

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About Coming Home Again:

2019. 87 m. Wayne Wang. Outsider Pictures. South Korea/US. English. NR.

Acclaimed director Wayne Wang’s (The Joy Luck Club, Chan Is Missing) moving new film, Coming Home Again, is based on a personal essay by award-winning Korean American writer Chang-rae Lee that was originally published in The New Yorker. The film’s main character, also named Chang-rae (the charismatic Justin Chon), a first-generation Korean American, returns to his family home in San Francisco to care for his ailing mother (the powerful Jackie Chung). Wanting nothing more than to fulfill his role as the supportive son, he must come to terms with his own conflicted emotions. The film takes place over the course of one full day, during which Chang-rae attempts to prepare a traditional Korean New Year’s Eve dinner just like the one his mother always cooked for the family (all food for the film was actually prepared by acclaimed Korean American chef Corey Lee!). The care and precision that goes into preparing this meal gives him time to reflect on their intense relationship; memories become a doorway into a woman who was so much more than the mother he thought he knew. Now, Chang-rae is faced with the dilemma of either living with the permanent scars of unresolved family sacrifice, or opening new wounds as cancer casts a shadow over their lives. While acknowledging the influences of iconic filmmakers Yasujirō Ozu, Chantal Akerman, and Michael Haneke, Coming Home Again is pure Wayne Wang, who continues to authentically pioneer the exploration of Asian American lives on screen, including the roles of women today.

Coming Home Again is presented with support from the JBFC World Cinema Fund, sponsored by Wine Enthusiast.

Order a virtual screening of Coming Home Again!

  • To take advantage of this screening option, you will follow this link to ROW8. You will first need to register on this site with your own personal login details (you will not have access through your existing JBFC account). It’s very easy! You will enter your name and email address and set a password. Signing up is totally free and you can opt out of any email communication from them.
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