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LACFF Double Screening - King of Peking (京城之王) + The Summer at Ten (十歲的夏天)

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King of Peking (京城之王) by Sam Voutas

88' / US & China / Narrative

Big Wong and his young son Little Wong are part of a fading tradition: traveling film projectionists screening Hollywood movies for villagers who otherwise don’t have access to films.

But when Big Wong’s ex-wife raises the spousal support payments, Big Wong faces the possibility of losing custody. In order to stay together, the two Wongs move to the basement of an old Beijing cinema, where Big Wong works as a janitor.

When Big Wong discovers a prototype DVD recorder for sale in a junk store, he convinces Little Wong to join a new venture: a father-son bootlegging company. He names it King of Peking in honor of their surname’s meaning: king.

Business soon booms, but in the maelstrom of making money, Big Wong realizes that he might lose something more precious than custody: his son's trust. And Little Wong learns that sometimes parents make bad choices for very good reasons.


The Summer at Ten (十歲的夏天) by Hao Chen

22'08'' / China / North America Premiere / Documentary short

It is a special year for Zhang Shuhao and QianHao who come from the Dongbei Zhaung acrobatic art school in Henan province at their age of ten.

This summer, they are training hard for their upcoming career. This film focuses on the two children who are trained on acrobatics from the Dongbei Zhaung acrobatic art school in He Nan province and tells the stories when they facing the study,life and future.



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