Down and out in high-flying silicon valley, Chee and T (Sunkrish Bala and Dominic Rains) spend their days as bagmen and enforcers for ruthless Uncle Rob (Silicon Valley’s Bernard White). Ordered to help shiftless cousin Mayunk (Asif Ali) get ready for his engagement party, their day quickly goes sideways—Mayunk’s frantic energy turns suit shopping and a haircut into an ordeal, and romantic entanglements draw the trio into the orbit of a suspiciously clean-cut mayoral candidate.

Winner of a jury award at AAAFF 2016 for GRASS, director Tanuj Chopra returns with another deceptively resonant film. Engaging performances from an ensemble cast help CHEE AND T to pivot gracefully between broad comedy and knowing observations on identity, responsibility, and adulthood. – A. Modi

Filmmaker Tanuj Chopra expected in attendance!

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IN COMPETITION for Best Narrative Feature

DIRECTOR: Tanuj Chopra
WRITERS: Tanuj Chopra, Chee Malabar
PRODUCER: Sohini Sengupta
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Smokey Nelson
EDITOR: Karim Lopez
CAST: Sunkrish Bala, Dominic Rains, Asif Ali, Noreen DeWulf, Bernard White, Karan Soni

LENGTH: 80 min
LANGUAGE: English
COUNTRY: USA
GENRE: Comedy

2016 LA Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Comedy
2016 San Diego Asian Film Festival Best Narrative Feature
2017 Seattle Asian American Film Festival Official Selection
2017 CAAMFest Official Selection
2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Narrative Competition, Programmer’s Picks
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