In his third feature film TRE (www.TreTheMovie.com), acclaimed writer/director Eric Byler (“Americanese” and “Charlotte Sometimes”) explores the relevance of social institutions such as marriage, work, love and family in an era where lies and corruption were rewarded over honesty and the rule of law. Sexual temptation and moral ambiguity are the only constants in Byler’s searing sequel to his critically acclaimed, surprise nominee of the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards, “Charlotte Sometimes.”
“The all-Asian cast I chose for CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES confused some viewers because they had come to expect an overt political commentary when confronted with ethnic faces in American films,” said Byler.
“My follow-up TRE features mixed Asian (‘hapa’) romantic leads and also ignores ethnicity, favoring humanity as its focus and theme. In a sense, TRE reasserts the right of ethnic artists to tell stories about our communities without focusing on the issue of race … without political agenda.” — Eric Byler
hapihour.org and APA for Progress invite you to a special screening, Q&A and private networking event on Saturday, February 2, from 5:10 p.m. at Laemmle’s Sunset 5, 8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.
The screening is at 5:10 p.m. with Q&A to follow. The networking event with APA writers, directors and actors starts at 7:30 PM at Sushi Dan, which is in the same complex as the theater. The event is free.
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