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10th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Stand Up Man

85 mins | Comedy, Coming-of-Age | Canada | Directed by Aram Collier

Forced to move back to his hometown of Windsor Canada, wannabe comedian Moses Kim finds his dreams derailed when his parents surprise him and his new wife with the deed to their family restaurant. Life gets more complicated when Moses' teenage cousin from Korea unexpectedly shows up. Now Moses must navigate his failing restaurant, non-existent sex life, and fledgling comic career while playing chaperone to his overseas cousin.

A nuanced comedy film about cross cultural differences of Asians and Asian Canadians, STAND UP MAN is the debut feature written and directed by Aram Collier, former Artistic Director of the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival.

Aram is expected in attendance for a post-film Q&A.