Audrey Magazine caught the pre-screening of ‘Daylight Savings’, the black-and-white indie sequel to ‘Surrogate Valentine,’ before its SXSW March 10, 2012 world premiere. Helmed again by Dave Boyle and starring Goh Nakamura, Yea-Ming Chen, and Lynn Chen, the film follows Goh, (who reprises his role as himself) a rising independent musician who faces the aftermath of his long-distance girlfriend’s sudden breakup as he is about to embark on his biggest tour. A broken heart, conflicting emotions, spontaneous road trip, and potential new romance makes for an endearing adventure that could be better told.
Many of us have heard those stories about New Mexico. No, not the ones about the $1 tacos, cheap beer, and authentic Horchata. I’m talking about the more cringe-worthy stories of young women, and even men, being abducted and taken captive and imprisoned by human trafficking.
To delve more into the darkness of human trafficking comes the film, Eden, starring 28-year-old Asian American actress Jaime Chung.
Eden was one of the eight films selected from 1,112 submissions to premier at the SXSW 2012 Film Festival. The Festival will take place March 9- 17th in Austin Texas.
Eden tells the story of a Korean American teenager, Hyun Jae, who ventured into a bar in New Mexico where a handsome man posing as a firefighter offered her a ride home. The story follows Jae’s abduction and imprisonment as a sex slave, and is inspired by the complex and harrowing true story of human trafficking survivor Chong Kim.
Chung, who plays Jae in the film, rose in stardom following her role on MTV’s The Real World: San Diego. Since then, Chung has starred in bigger films such as Sorority Row, The Hangover Part II, and Sucker Punch.
It screened at SXSW and the Venice Film Festival, so you know it’s got to be pretty badass. 13 Assassins, the latest film by acclaimed director Takashi Miike, is a period piece samurai action spectacle set at the end of Japan’s feudal era, where a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Now you can watch it in a theater near you, the way it should be enjoyed. Check out times and dates after the jump.