9Fest Brian Bennett reviews FRONT COVER (99) – EXCELLENT
Numbers up system – 99 Excellent, 96 Very Good, 69 Good, 66 Mediocre
FRONT COVER (2016)
Dynamite Film!! Shot in New York City, the Director Ray Yeung captured the atmosphere and feelings of the Big Apple. Making this film even more enticing and meaningful was a terrific cast of Asian heritage. Film is more than casting big named Caucasian stars to bring big box office returns.
Ryan played by Jake Choi is a fashion stylist in NYC. Jake is cool as can be and handles all the pressures of being gay and Asian. Then one day a famous Chinese movie star Ning, played by James Chen comes to NY for a fashion shoot and publicize his next film.
James is uptight about American racism and animosity towards China. James only wants to work with a stylist of Asian heritage. Thus Ryan is drafted to assist James. Ryan and James hang together to finish a photo shoot, but overcome many difficulties with fellow workers, the media, friends, and families. Their work relationship becomes closer and closer and a loving connection starts.[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXHq_lipMoo[/embedyt]
The script is well written. Bringing out many issues of culture, race, sex and family. Wonderful film and hope to see more from Ray Yeung.