Lucky Grandma

Purchase a digital screening of Lucky Grandma now!

You can purchase a digital screening of Lucky Grandma for only $12, after which you’ll have 5 days to watch the film in a “virtual screening room” created just for patrons of the JBFC. This film will be available for screening purchases for one week to start; if demand is sufficient, the title will be “held over” for additional weeks as needed.

By purchasing a screening of Lucky Grandma you’ll provide much-needed support to both the JBFC and Good Deed Entertainment—who will evenly split the revenue—as we navigate these uncharted waters.

Any questions? Check out our Virtual Screening Room FAQ.

About Lucky Grandma:

2019. 102 m. Sasie Sealy. Good Deed Entertainment. US. English/Cantonese & Mandarin with subtitles.

In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma (Tsai Chin, The Joy Luck Club) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho, Netflix’s Daredevil) predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck…suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang (Corey Ha) and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.

Director Sasie Sealy, in her feature debut, brings to life a dark comedy about immigrant life, the vulnerabilities of aging, and an unexpected friendship. Set in alleyways and underground mahjong parlors with a cast of richly drawn characters, Lucky Grandma is a love letter to Chinatown and an homage to all the rockstar elderly women who inhabit it.

  • To take advantage of this screening option, you will follow this link to Kino Lorber’s site. 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.
  • For any questions regarding streaming, device connection, or payment issues, you will need to refer to the Kino Now FAQ page.
  • Please feel free to reach out to JBFC support for non-streaming questions at support@burnsfilmcenter.org.

 

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