Directed by Erica Cho
Two broke 20-somethings arrive in Los Angeles to see a Filipina fortune teller known for her conjoined crystal balls. The penny-counting friends are from San Bernardino, one of the hardest hit US cities of the subprime mortgage housing crisis. What does it mean to dream when the future is foreclosed? When Nao and Loop can’t afford the fortuneteller’s steep fee, her assistant takes pity on them (mistaking the two queer Asians for middle school students.) As they gaze into the magic orbs, each is confronted with their own set of secret desires – enacted within the space of a song. For Nao: a lush, Edwardian fantasia brimming with love, poetry, and seduction. For Loop: a mundane city bus ride, first interrupted by a gaggle of musical teenagers and then suddenly, a stunning pair of queer Angels. Musically framed by Afro-futurist electronica and soulful Americana of the 1940s to 1960s, Golden Golden’s queer experimental visions open up spaces for desiring, belonging, and becoming— across Asian, Black, and Latinx imaginaries.
Erica Cho is a visual artist and filmmaker, who has exhibited and screened at the San Jose Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Redcat Gallery at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Wing Luke Museum, the Total Museum of Contemporary Art in South Korea, and at film festivals worldwide. Cho has received grants from Leeway, Traction, Creative Capital, California Community Foundation and was honored as one of OUT Magazine’s OUT100 for “remarkable contributions to LGBTQ culture.” Cho lives and works in San Diego and Los Angeles, CA.
Producer: Chi-ming Yang
Key Cast: Rey Fukuda Salinas, Zumi Mizokami