Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
Eat With Me
dir. David Au | Narrative Feature Film, PAAFF EATS, PAAFF Pride | 95 min.
Tired of being invisible in a bland marriage, Emma moves in with her son Elliot in his loft in downtown LA. Elliot is a chef at a lackluster Chinese restaurant facing foreclosure. Also, he's gay - and Emma's distaste and denial over this has made strangers of mother and son. But the two need each other now more than ever. As Emma indulges herself with the encouragement of a saucy new friend, Elliot confronts his fears of intimacy. The pair finds ways to communicate with food where words fail. This auspicious directorial debut from David Au offers a fresh take on life, love, and food in the heart of Los Angeles through a deliciously emotional and redemptive story supported by an earnest cast led by Sharon Omi, Teddy Chen Culver, Nicole Sullivan (MADtv), and a surprise moment with George Takei.
Accompanied by short comedy “Squared”
Director: Hieu Tran | 15 mins
A one night stand gets competitive when two guys find out they are both tops.