Film Screening and Q&A: "Strangers" and "Holdout"

Selected date

Friday December 7

Selected time

8:00 PM  –  10:00 PM


A neo-noir set in Los Angeles, Strangers follows a hitman whose longing for connection leads him to fall for his intended target. Together, the two embark on a madcap journey that involves murder, kidnapping, and a bit of romance. Preceding Strangers is Brian L. Tan’s 30-minute film Holdout, a historical action drama based on the true story of the last Japanese holdout from World War II. Left behind on an island by his unit, he never learned of Japan’s defeat. Suddenly, his worldview is challenged when he encounters a modern American tourist. These screenings are presented by Chopso, a streaming service for Asian- and Asian American-made content. Make sure to stay after the show for a Q&A with Strangers writer/director/actor Michael Aki and lead actress (and Hong Kong Film Award winner) Eugenia Yuan, along with Holdout director Brian L. Tan “BLT”.

This program is free, but RSVPs are recommended using the form below.