Starring Jerry As Himself

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

The screening will be followed by an on-stage conversation with filmmaker Law Chen and producer Jon Hsu. 

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“Jerry Hsu, a retired, divorced Taiwanese immigrant living an unassuming life in central Florida, shocks his family when he tells them that he is working as a spy for the Chinese police in an international money laundering scheme and is in danger of being arrested. Jerry’s far-flung three adult sons jump into action and begin documenting his ordeal – only to discover that not everything is as it seems (it’s even weirder). Filmmaker Law Chen delivers a genre-busting suspense story that ‘could just as easily drive conversations about elderly abuse and the immigrant experience, with its escapist framework as a necessary Trojan Horse’ (Indiewire).” – Jaie Laplante

Playing as part of DOC NYC Selects Summer 2023


  • Country USA
  • Language English, Mandarin with English Subtitles
  • Running Time 75 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor DOC NYC Selects
  • Director Law Chen
  • Cast Jerry Hsu, Fang Du, Nick Bailey, Jesse Hsu, Jon Hsu

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