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City University of New York Screening
AAARI-CUNY, 25 E. 43 Street, New York, New York
April 17, 2017
The Opposite of a Fairy Tale screened at AAARI-CUNY to a sold-out crowd on April 17, 2017! The screening was followed by a panel featuring actor and filmmaker Jennifer Betit Yen, actor Terrence M. Clowe, Executive Director of WOMANKIND Larry Lee, SAG-AFTRA Seniors Committee Co-Chair Elaine LeGaro, and moderated by TFilm Lab's Industry Spotlight Coordinator, Renee Lasher. More information and photos here.
Special Screening Hosted by HBO
December 15, 2016
The Opposite of a Fairy Tale screened at HBO on December 15, 2016! The preview was followed by a panel featuring filmmaker Jennifer Betit Yen, actor Albert M. Chan, social worker Yoko Iwaki, lawyer Daniel Fish, and moderated by Tai-Chen Bassin of HBO's Mosaic Group. More information here.
Private Educational Screening at the 12th Annual NYC Elder Abuse Conference
December 13, 2016
A private screening for industry professionals hosted by the Jewish Association Serving the Aging, in conjunction with Fordham University and St. John's University. For more information, please click here.
Private Educational Screening for Elder Abuse Prevention at the New York Asian Women's Center
November 8, 2016
A private screening for industry professionals.
October 15, 2016
Palm Springs, California
September 28, 2016
7:00pm - SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room, 54th & 8th, NYC
Join us for a special screening of the best of the year's NY-based SAG-AFTRA short films, selected by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation for their NY Short Film Showcase. Among the official selections is Film Lab's own The Opposite of a Fairy Tale, in which a woman is slowly imprisoned by her family with the unwitting help of well-meaning bystanders. The film aims to draw light to the epidemic of elder abuse affecting at least 1 in 10 seniors today. It was written by Film Lab President Jennifer Betit Yen and stars Josephine Yang, Nikole Marone, Albert Chan, and Deborah Kuhn, among others. For the official press release, click here. For Photos, click here.
The Opposite of the Fairy Tale East Coast Festival Premiere: an Official Selection of the Asian American International Film Festival on
July 23, 2016, at 7pm EST at the Village East Cinema in New York City
See Event Photos here
SOLD OUT Standing Room Only Screening at MOCA in NYC on June 16, 2016, followed by a panel and catered reception, featuring an intercative audience including one fierce and fabulous 92-year-old elder abuse survivor!
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Watch the panel on AAFL TV here
Once Upon A Time...The First Public Reading and Workshop of The Opposite of a Fairy Tale at AAARI-CUNY on August 18, 2015
The first reading and workshop of the rough first draft of the screenplay took place on August 18th at AAARI-CUNY in New York City as part of the Film Lab's Unfinished Works screenplay reading and workshop series. Erin Quill moderated a workshop of the piece, written by Jennifer Betit Yen with contributions from Aaron Wolfolk, which was read by the following actors:
CELESTE: Carmen Ruby Floyd (After Midnight, Avenue Q, Porgy and Bess, Chicago)
OLDER JOSEPHINE: Karen Tsen Lee (House of Cards, Law & Order and SVU’s Susan Chung, Homicide, All My Children)
YOUNG JOSEPHINE: Di Quon (Maid in Manhattan, Grown Ups, Royal Pains, The Shield)
NARRATOR and OLD ANDREW: Les Mau (Too Big to Fail, Law & Order, Grand Theft Auto III)
YOUNG ANDREW: Hansel Tan (The King and I, Miss Saigon, Romeo & Juliet)
SON: Phil Nee (Grand Theft Auto V, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, The Colbert Report)
DAUGHTER IN LAW: Erin Quill (Man on a Ledge, The Mikado Project, The Following)
IMMIGRATION OFFICER/FRONT DESK WORKER: Kristi Tomooka (Miss Saigon, Baywatch)
ORDERLY: Hazel Anne Raymundo (Chicago, Miss Saigon, Aida)
YOUNG SON/ YOUNGER BROTHER: Zachary Siegel
LAWRENCE (Jewish Boy): James Ciccarelle (Into The Woods)
WHITE BOY 1: Nicky Torchia (Kinky Boots, The Sound of Music, Into the Woods)
WHITE BOY 2: Hayden Wall (In the Dark)
YOUNG JEWISH MOM/ART STORE OWNER: Daphne Macy (Film Lab Presents, The 72 Hour Shootout)
CELESTE’s DAUGHTER - Isabella Russo (School of Rock)
GRANDSON - Michael Benzinger (member of the Film Lab Actor Directory)