Film Showing: Surrogate Valentine (NR)
Suggested Donation $5.00
"San Francisco indie musician Goh Nakamura lives a life on the road, navigating friendships and relationships." (IMDb)
Surrogate Valentine (2011), independent film secured numerous awards and mentions including: "WINNER-GRAND JURY PRIZE, San Diego Asian Film Festival (2011); WINNER-AUDIENCE AWARD San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival (2011); OFFICIAL SELECTION Seattle International Film Festival (2011); OFFICIAL SELECTION Hawaii International Film Festival (2011); SPECIAL JURY PRIZE-ACTING Dallas International Film Festival (2011). Directed by Dave Boyle. Cast: Goh Nakamura, Chad Stoops, Lynn Chen, Mary Cavett, Joy Osmanski, Parry Shen, Calpernia Addams, Eric M. Levy.
Summary: "San Francisco musician Goh Nakamura (playing himself) is barely scraping by playing live gigs and teaching guitar. So when a filmmaker friend asks him to teach guitar lessons to TV star Danny Turner for his upcoming movie role, Goh jumps at the chance. While on tour together, things get complicated when Goh's high school flame Rachel shows up." (Fandor)
Nelson Kim, "Hammer & Nail", shares, "Playing himself or a version thereof in his feature-film debut, Nakamura isn’t an obvious choice for what’s essentially a romantic lead part—soft-bodied and moon-faced, he’s likable enough but doesn’t project much presence until he picks up a guitar and sings, which he does with grace and wit and leisurely command."
"A total pleasure, surging quietly with authenticity and emotion" - Peter Martin (TWITCH)
Join us for this unique independent film at The Packing House! This film showing is a part of The Packing House Film Series hosted by the Friends of The Mill Works and offered to bring art related independent films to our local communities. Snacks and soft drinks available. "BYOB" - Beer and Wine ONLY (I.D. Required).
Call 518-791-9474 for information and table reservations.