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Gina Kim’s Final Recipe screening

March 15, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Final Recipe (2013), written by UCLA TFT professors Gina Kim and George Huang, and directed by Kim, will be screened during the IMAGE MOVERS: UCLA Asian American Studies Center 50th Anniversary Film Festival, with short films by Vanessa Codilla, Jenny Tan and Janet Chen.

Presented by UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Center for Ethnocommunications, UCLA Film & Television Archive and Melnitz Movies, in collaboration with Visual Communications, Film Quarterly, and UCLA Asian American Studies.

A short panel and Q&A session follows the screening.

Final Recipe (2013)
Director: Gina Kim; Screenwriters: George Huang, Gina Kim; Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Henry Lau, Chin Han

UCLA TFT professor Gina Kim’s culinary-centered, transnational family melodrama reinforces the truth that our hunger for comfort food and home are often invariably linked — and food competition shows will never fail in getting our taste buds salivating. So, why not stage a family reunion in the midst of the making of one? Such a premise gives us contemporary Asian cinema’s grande dame, Michelle Yeoh (who is also an executive producer) as Julia, the glamorous host of a popular Shanghai-based cooking competition show.

DCP, color, 97 min.

In Person: Gina Kim and George Huang; actors Lori Tan Chinn and Chin Han; professor Valerie Matsumoto; Kathryn Ceppi Chan of Phoenix Bakery (All panelists are subject to change based on availability.)


March 15, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


James Bridges Theater
235 Charles E Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States