Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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Dying to Kill East Coast Premiere

November 19, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:15 pm

$6 – $8

Schafer Jones was a promising comedian on the rise, until a seemingly random heckler incites an onstage meltdown, captured for all the world to see. Using the meltdown as an excuse to encourage Schafer to take risks on stage, his manager and best friend Jeff begins shooting a documentary on Schafer”s comeback. The film makes a hard tonal switch from mockumentary to horror when Schafer is abducted. The reason for his captivity? To make him a better comedian. Schafer only has four chances to make his captor laugh, or the people he loves will start to die. A unique take on the horror genre with genuine reflection on the dark side of the stand-up comedy circuit.

Writer/Director Raymond C. Lai, Writer Koji Steven Sakai, and Lead Actor Dwayne Perkins expected in attendance for post-film Q&A.

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November 19, 2016
8:30 pm - 10:15 pm
$6 – $8
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Asian Arts Initiative
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Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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