“For viewers to whom the Bechdel Test matters, Advantageous certainly passes with flying colors. Indeed, it seems perfectly designed to appeal to a very specific niche audience of geek-minded female viewers with an interest in speculative fiction, (like me, in fact). It’s not hard to imagine it becoming cult viewing in places like Berkeley, the director’s city of birth, or any college town or urban area with the right critical density of literature, film and women’s studies majors who sometimes read Wired.” – Hollywood Reporter
The award-winning science fiction drama Advantageous (winner of a special jury prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival) by Jennifer Phang will be presented exclusively at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, from June 26 to July 2, 2015. This fascinating drama is “set in the near-future and focuses on Gwen Koh, a single mother, whose aspirations for her daughter drive her to the precipice of a fraught decision. Including eerie and ingenious low-key special effects and a deliciously understated performance by Jacqueline Kim, this sci-fi film is rife with underlying tension and lyrical beauties that perfectly match the urban dystopian atmosphere of quiet desperation.” (From the San Francisco Film Society website).
As part of this special, time-limited run, you have the opportunity to meet several members of the production team on Sunday, June 28 after the 9pm screening of the film in the Big Roxie Theater. On June 28, Director Jennifer Phang, Senior VFX Supervisor Catherine Tate, and other special guests will be in attendance for an extended Q&A following the 9pm screening. CAAM presented a shorter version of this film at CAAMFest 2013. We’re thrilled to co-present this special event. Buy tickets to the special screening and Q&A on June 28 on the Roxie Theater website.
If you’d like to watch the film but can’t make it to the Roxie Theater, you can watch it online exclusively on Netflix starting on Tuesday, June 23rd. For more information about how to stream the film on Netflix, visit the Advantageous website.
New York-based fans, don’t miss your chance to see the film during its theatrical run at the Cinema Village from June 26 to July 2. Learn more and RSVP for the New York theatrical run on the Advantageous Facebook event page.