Diaspora is set to co-present alongside one-night only screening of Lynn Chen‘s feature directorial I Will Make You Mine on July 7 at 8pm PT at the Lumiere Cinema at the Music Hall in Los Angeles.
The screening will also be co-presented by Angry Asian Man, Asian American Girl Club, The Jane Club, Kollaboration, and Visual Communications.
The event marks the first time the SXSW film will be screened in a theater with an audience. The screening will feature the cast and crew including Chen and Ayako Fujitani as well as musical performances by Yea-Ming Chen and Goh Nakamura with a Q&A moderated by Kulap Vilaysack.
Written by Chen, the film follows three characters: Rachel (Chen), who lives in luxury with her cheating husband; Professor Erika (Fujitani), who is trying her best to juggle her career and raising her daughter Sachiko (Ayami Riley Tomine); and struggling musician Yea-Ming (who plays a version of herself). They all may have different lives, but they share one common bond: a flawed romantic history with singer-songwriter Goh (who also plays a version of himself). When Goh comes back into their lives, the past comes back and makes things a tad bit complicated.
I Will Make You Mine marks the bookend of a quasi-trilogy which started in 2011 with Surrogate Valentine and was followed by Daylight Savings in 2012, both directed by Dave Boyle. All films debuted at SXSW and include the same characters. I Will Make You Mine tells a stand-alone story from the female perspective.
Here are the deets one more time:
WHEN: Wed. July 7th, 2021, 8pm PDT
WHERE: Lumiere Cinema at the Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., LA
Buy tickets here and check out the trailer below.