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January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm


A Comedy/Drama set in 1998.  Big Wong and Little Wong are a close-knit father-son duo. Together, they travel with their mobile cinema, projecting Hollywood movies to local villagers, but easy money comes with its own price tag.

KING OF PEKiNG explores father and son relationships, morality, and what it means to be an example to others.


Writer|Director:  Sam Voutas
Genre:  Drama|Comedy
Running Time:  88 minutes
Distributor:  Peking Pictures
Country:  China/Australia/USA
Language:  Mandarin with English subtitles
Rating:  N|R
Starring:  Zhao Jun, Wang Naixun, Han Qing, Si Chao, Geng Bowen, Yi Long


FESTIVALS:  USA: Tribeca Film Festival, NYC, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, LA, Lighthouse International Film Festival, NJ, Traverse City Film Festival, MI, Tacoma Film Festival, WA, Washington West Film Festival, Reston, VA, Scottsdale International Film Festival, AZ, Hawaii Film Festival, Honolulu, Gold Coast International Film Festival, Great Neck, LI, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, FL; Australia: Melbourne International Film Festival, Darwin International Film Festival; Canada: Vancouver International Film Festival, Quebec City Film Festival; Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival; (London Film Festival, UK; Warsaw Film Festival, Poland; Unabhängiges FilmFest Osnabrück, Germany; Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan; Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden; Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia; Kerala International Film Festival, India


AWARDS:  Tacoma Film Festival, Audience Choice, Best Screenplay, Best Performance; Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Special Jury Award Best Director – Asian International Narrative Feature; Washington West Film Festival, Festival Prize Best Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Feature Director


“It’s a treat these days for a film to have heart in the old-fashioned sense and to feel a glow when you leave the theater. King of Peking is that kind of film.” F2 Film Forward


Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/kingofpeking/

Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOJjWigYI7g


January 20, 2018
10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
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Desert Film Society


Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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