Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Location: Angelika Film Center #7
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Location: Angelika Film Center #8
Lynn Chen, best known for her role in the 2005 indie film Saving Face, plays the love interest of the main character in this new film, Surrogate Valentine. We recently interviewed her for TaiwaneseAmerican.org. If you’re in the area, be sure to check out the film!
Cast: Goh Nakamura, Lynn Chen, Chadd Stoops, Parry Shen, Mary Cavett, Eric Levy, Joe Polhemus, Calpernia Addams
SURROGATE VALENTINE introduces us to Goh Nakamura (playing himself), a songwriter and musician living in San Francisco who is just trying to get by in life by playing small live gigs and teaching guitar lessons. Everything seems to be going as it does until his friend asks him to teach guitar lessons to Danny (Chadd Stoops), a famous TV actor that she has cast in a film (which Goh doesn’t yet know is based on his past relationship with his high school love, Rachel). Goh agrees, and Danny begins to follow Goh for a week as he plays shows along the west coast.
Goh and Danny embark on their comical road-trip to Seattle and back, which ultimately leads to a friendship neither expected. Goh also runs into Rachel along the way, reigniting sparks as they reminisce of charming memories, but will Goh find the courage to go after the love he wants?
SURROGATE VALENTINE showcases sweet, original music written and performed by Goh Nakamura as well as charming acting from both Nakamura and Chadd Stoops. Both are a true highlight for this refreshing, modern romantic comedy that you won’t want to miss.