The New Twenty
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The New Twenty
Directed by: Chris Mason Johnson
Runtime: 92 min
Website: Official Site
Special Guest Nicole Bilderback in attendance
The New Twenty follows the lives of five best friends in New York City and reflects on the rites of passage that 20s-going-on-30s face today. Friends since college, Andrew, Felix, Tony, Julie and Ben find their collective friendship changing as they navigate the thrills and challenges of their individual lives.
Andrew and Julie, the power couple, announce their engagement during a festive celebration, but Julie expresses concern about how the group dynamic has been affected since their college days. Andrew is about to launch a startup business, and tiptoes around to recruit the help of some of his friends, but not others, leading to a potentially awkward situation. Meanwhile, Tony begins falling for an older college professor, but struggles to commit to a relationship and relies on his friends for advice. Surrounded by friends who are all finding careers and love on their own, Ben finds himself searching for his own personal identity.
First-time director Chris Mason Johnson, who also co-wrote the film, brings a personal perspective to The New Twenty, showing social contexts little depicted in film before: a circle of close friends of both straight and gay males, and the effect of the 2000-era Wall Street bubble mentality on relationships. The dynamic ensemble cast features Nicole Bilderback (Bring it On, “Dawson’s Creek”) as Julie and Andrew Wei Lin (upcoming Tekken) as Tony.
IN MEMORIAM: Andrew Wei Lin “Tony”
Andrew Wei Lin began his theatrical career in Los Angeles where he performed in a number of classical and modern stage plays: HAMLET (SummerFest), THE TEMPEST (Morgan-Wixon), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (The Complex), SOLDIER’S DON’T CRY (Whitmore-Lindley), and A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (Will & Co.). On television, Lin appeared on ALIAS and MOONLIGHT. His feature film roles included THINK TANK and the upcoming TEKKEN. Lin passed away in June 2009.
Joo Mahl (Weekend)
Directed by: Paula Un Mi Kim
Runtime: 9 min
Country: South Korea
Language(s): Korean w/ English subtitles
A single girl in South Korea weekend-wanders through a city full of lovestruck couples. The curious emotional response that she exhibits upon encountering those in her path all depends on one’s perspective.