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Seagrass US Bound

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Seagrass US Bound
by Staff Editors

(February 12, 2024 – Toronto, ON) Game Theory Films has announced that Japanese Canadian writer/director Meredith Hama-Brown’s award-winning feature debut Seagrass will have its highly anticipated US theatrical release kater this month. Screenings are set in New York at the Roxy Cinema, in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Royal starting February 22nd, and in Las Vegas at the Regal Theatre starting the next day and with more dates and locations across the country to be announced. Opening night screenings in each location will be accompanied by a Q&A with cast and crew; including Ally Maki in LA, Meredith Hama-Brown and cinematographer Norm Li in New York and Chris Pang in Las Vegas. It is et to have its US world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival today, February 12th.

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Seagrass premiered as a part of TIFF’s 2023 Discovery Programme and stars Ally Maki (Shortcomings, Hacks) as Judith; a Japanese Canadian woman who brings her family to a self-development retreat after the recent death of her mother. When Judith and Steve befriend another interracial couple, played by Chris Pang (Crazy Rich Asians) and Sarah Gadon (Ferrari) who seem to have the perfect marriage, Judith begins to recognize how irreparably fractured her relationship is. When their distressed relationship begins to affect the children’s emotional security, the family is forever changed.

Confirmed locations in the US:
Laemmle Royal, Los Angeles, CA
Roxy Tribeca Cinema, New York, NY
Laemmle Town Center 5, Encino, CA
Regal Union Square, New York, NY
Regal Aliante, North Las Vegas, NV
AMC Mesquite 30, Mesquite, TX
AMC Gulf Pointe 30, Houston, TX
Regal Commonwealth, Midlothian, VA
Regal Kiln Creek, Newport News, VA
Regal Macarthur Center, Norfolk, VA

Confirmed locations in Canada:
TIFF Lightbox, Toronto, ON
5th Ave Cineplex, Vancouver, BC
Snakebite FF, Penticton, BC
Cineme du Parc, Montreal, QC
Cineplex Forum, Montreal, QC
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Winnipeg, MB (March 8-13th)
Grand River FF, Cambridge ON (March 8th)
Sudbury Indie Cinema, Sudbury, ON (April 4th

Seagrass won the coveted FIPRESCI Prize (International Film Critics Awards) at TIFF and is scheduled to open in theatres in Canada starting February 23rd. Written and directed by Japanese Canadian Meredith Hama-Brown, Seagrass was made possible through the support of Telefilm Canada, Game Theory Films, Hamilton Moving Pictures, Creative BC, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Tony Yang, CFC (CFC/Netflix Accelerator Lab) and the TIFF Filmmaker Lab. World sales and distribution in Canada are being handled by Game Theory Films.

Click here to watch the trailer and learn more about the cast and crew of Seagrass.

SOURCE and Images: Game Theory Films.