AWFF Special Screening - Justin Chon's JAMOJAYA

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AWFF Special Screening - Justin Chon's JAMOJAYA

Justin Chon's JAMOJAYA (USA) - AWFF Special Screening w/ Q&A

By Asian World Film Festival

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, June 6 · 7:30 - 9:30pm PDT


The Culver Theater 9500 Culver Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232

About this event

The Asian World Film Festival is proud to present JAMOJAYA to close the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

JAMOJAYA (USA) - Directed by Justin Chon

Q&A with Producer Joseph Dang & Alex Lin

Screening : June 6, 2023 @ 7:30PM PT (Door opens at 6:30PM PT)

Where: Culver Theater (9500 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232)

City Parking w/ 3 Hours Validation



1. Please print out your tickets or bring the electronic copies to the event in order to check you in

2. Please arrive early! Seating is first come first served. RSVP does not guarantee a seat.

Genre: Drama, Music

Duration: 90 minutes

Director: Justin Chon

Subtitles: English

Producer: Alex Chi, Yamato Cibulka, Joseph Dang, David Matheny, Alan Pao

Director of Photography: Ante Cheng

Editor: Reynolds Barney

Principal Cast: Rich Brian, Yayu A.W. Unru


James (Brian Imanuel), an aspiring Indonesian rapper, is at a resort in Hawai‘i to cut his debut album for a major U.S. record label. Accompanying him is his father and former manager (Yayu A.W. Unru), who is still mourning the death of James’ brother and unwilling to surrender control of his career. While James sinks deeper in debt to the label, his father insists on acting as a de facto personal assistant. Caught between the music industry’s commercial demands and a power struggle with his suffocating stage dad, James is forced to find his voice.

Writer-director Justin Chon (Gook, 2017 NEXT Audience Award winner and Ms. Purple, 2019) returns to Sundance with this introspective family drama set against the infernal neon backdrop of the showbiz machine. Jamojaya juxtaposes anxious handheld shots that follow James through cramped corridors and busy backstage areas with quiet, lyrical passages depicting the growing gulf between father and son. In his feature film debut, acclaimed rapper Imanuel brings sensitivity to the would-be star, while Unru delivers a heart-wrenching performance as his doting but demanding father.

About the Asian World Film Festival:

The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF), founded by Kyrgyz Public Figure Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, Executive Director Georges N. Chamchoum, Managing Director Asel Sherniyazova and Director of Information Services Brett Syson, brings the very best of a broad selection of Asian World Cinema to Los Angeles to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of filmmakers and strengthen ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries. Uniting through cross-cultural collaboration, the Festival champions films from over 50 countries across Asia, spanning from Turkey to Japan and from Russia to India and South-East Asia. The Festival is unique in that it predominantly screens Oscar and Golden Globe submissions for Best International Feature Film and Best Motion Picture - Non-English Language respectively. All films that participate in the Festival will have a unique chance to be guided through the challenging awards season and showcased to members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and all Guilds for enhanced exposure, media attention and awards consideration. AWFF is a non-profit organization under Aitysh USA.

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