Go Back to China


Parkway Theater Mon, Apr 8, 2019 9:00 PM
The Main 1 Sat, Apr 20, 2019 9:40 PM
The Main 3 Mon, Apr 22, 2019 9:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Festival Programs:New American Visions
Women & Film
Emerging Filmmaker Competition
Women Directors
Asian Interest
Family Drama
Comedy Drama
Release Year:2019
Runtime:96 min
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Website:Official Website
Director:Emily Ting
Executive Producer:Lowell Shapiro
Producer:Emily Ting
Sophia Shek
Frederick Thornton
Lowell Shapiro
Cinematographer:Josh Silfen
Screenwriter:Emily Ting
Editor:Anthony Rosc
Composer:Timo Chen
Principal Cast:Anna Akana
Richard Ng
Lynn Chen
Kelly Hu
Kendy Cheung
Aviva Rulan Wang
Tiger Ting
Jejie Esguerra
Ray Yumul
Brittany Renee Finamore
Akemi Look
Christina Thomas


Actor, filmmaker and Youtube sensation Anna Akana stars in Emily Ting's hilarious dramedy about wealth, heritage and overdue adulthood. After burning through her trust fund, Sasha Li (Akana) is commanded by her father (Richard Ng) to "go back" to China, where she will be forced to work at her family's toy company. While the order seems like a devastating sentence at first, Sasha gradually takes steps beyond the self-serving life she'd known and grown accustomed to while living large in Los Angeles. Blending coming-of-age themes with family drama, Ting's film sees Sasha reconnect with both her cultural heritage and her family, which includes her half-sister (Lynn Chen) and mother (Kelly Hu). Go Back To China marks Emily Ting's second film, having made her debut with Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong in 2015.

Director Biography

Emily Ting

Emily Ting was born in 1980 in Taipei. She is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of Arts and has been making film since 2001. Alongside her latest film, Go Back To China, she is known for Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (15).