The Motel

First-time filmmaker Michael Kang's marvelously assured feature debut is a subtle adaptation of Ed Lin's acclaimed novel Waylaid. Chubby, 13-year-old Chinese-American Ernest Chin (Jeffrey Chyau) lives in his immigrant mother's slightly seedy rural motel with kid sister Katie (Alexis Chang) and their elderly grandfather, Gung Gung (Stephen Chen). Ahma (Jade...read more

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The Motel
Puberty sucks, and nobody knows it better than 13-year-old Ernest. As he watches guests come and go, Ernest finds himself forever stuck at his family’ (more…)
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02:02 — Ernest (Jeffrey Chyau) at the front desk of THE MOTEL, written and directed by Michael Kang. Photo: Jonathan Grassi Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin l (more…)
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