BAD AXE Movie

BAD AXE Movie

Nominated for Best First Documentary Feature by Critics Choice Documentary Awards - Opening November 18th

SXSW Winner – Executive Produced by Daniel Dae Kim and Jeff Tremaine

After leaving NYC for his rural hometown of Bad Axe, Michigan, at the start of the pandemic, Asian American filmmaker David Siev documents his family’s struggles to keep their restaurant afloat. As fears of the virus grow, deep generational scars dating back to Cambodia’s bloody “killing fields” come to the fore, straining the relationship between the family’s patriarch, Chun, and his daughter, Jaclyn. When the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement takes center stage in America, the family uses its collective voice to speak out in their conservative community. What unfolds is a real-time portrait of 2020 through the lens of one multicultural family’s fight to stay in business, stay involved, and stay alive.

*WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD – SXSW*
*WINNER – SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION FOR EXCEPTIONAL INTIMACY – SXSW*
*WINNER – GRAND JURY PRIZE – LA ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL*
*WINNER – BEST FEATURE AWARD & AUDIENCE AWARD – TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL*
*WINNER -GRAND JURY AWARD – TELLURIDE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL*
*WINNER – BEST DOCUMENTARY- DC ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL*
*WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD – FREEP FILM FESTIVAL*

 

“A deeply personal film that feels essential when we tell the story of how 2020 shaped this country.”
-Roger Ebert

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A Film by David Siev
Produced by David Siev, Jude Harris, Diane Quon, Kat Vazquez
Executive Produced by Daniel Dae Kim and Jeff Tremaine

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Starting On:
November 18, 2022
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