Film Screening of “Adultolescence” by Vicky Shen

Join us for a FREE film screening of an award-winning film “ADULTOLESCENCE” by Vicky Shen on February 28, 2018 at 10am at the Asian Youth Center in San Gabriel!

Due to limited space, RSVP is required!

“Adultolescence” is a narrative feature film layered with many timely, sociocultural, thematic issues that Asians/Asian-Americans face today– including identity politics, the Tiger Mom debate, depression, economic anxiety, and media-influenced, social voyeurism. The film presents the psychological landscape of a first generation Asian American family, adding elements of selective memory, voyeurism, escapism, and magical realism, all as ingredients that constantly alter the character of a perceived legacy by the youngest daughter, Lea May. The story begins when Lea returns home after a major career disappointment. She is catapulted back into her real but tainted memories of growing up under the scrutiny of her immigrant mother’s watchful eye that turns into a silencing but damaging disownment. As she films her present-day family and learns what it means to become an artist, Lea must confront the variations of truth that has led her to her own stagnancy and blame. By turns, she realizes there is no escape, fantasy or otherwise, from the unconditional and almost insufferable love she shares with her mother.

Vicky Shen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the film production department at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Vicky’s debut feature film, ADULTOLESCENCE, premiered at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Film Festival and went on to garner international attention and a Best Actress award at the Monaco Charity Film Festival. ADULTOLESCENCE has also been noted on two year-end top ten lists, Living in Cinema and Asian Pacific Arts, among such titles as “Jane Eyre”, “My Week with Marilyn”, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” and “Melancholia.” To learn more about this film, go to


Asian Youth Center

100 W. Clary Ave. San Gabriel, CA 91776

Phone: (626) 309-0622


Emily Wu Truong

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