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Xiao Li, a businessman, nervously practices a sales pitch in the backseat of a car. Old Li, a plum farmer, defends his orchard against a mysterious intruder. Old Li chases the intruder out, just as Xiao Li’s car pulls up: this is a father-son reunion.

Back in Old Li’s village house, Xiao Li tells his father that he’s come back to convince him to sell the plum orchard to his development company. When father and son struggle to connect with each other for the rest of the night, they turn to the only thing they still both recognize: the dusty old portable karaoke machine from Xiao Li’s childhood.

Kelly Yu

Kelly Yu is a Swedish-born, New Orleans-raised, Chinese-American writer and director. Her work is driven by a distinct voice and visual style shaped by her experiences navigating three different cultures, as well as a fascination with finding humanity within the absurd.

Most recently, her short, PLUM TOWN, was the subject of a high-profile crowdfunding campaign and is currently on the festival circuit, where it recently received the Grand Jury Award at IFF Boston. The feature script of the same name holds the rare ""9"" rating on the Black List and awarded her Finalist for the WGA Michael Collyer Screenwriting Fellowship and the 2021 Black List Feature Lab. 

Kelly is currently finishing her last semester at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
    Mandarin Chinese
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Yes, it's a Colorado premiere
  • Rating
    The whole family (including children)
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  • Director
    Kelly Yu
  • Screenwriter
    Kelly Yu
  • Producer
    Jean Liu, Kelly Yu
  • Executive Producer
    Jason Michael Berman
  • Co-Producer
    Jean Liu, Kelly Yu
  • Cast
    Richard Ouyang, Jeff Chen
  • Cinematographer
    Philips Shum
  • Editor
    Stephen Pfeil
  • Composer
    Andrew Morgan Smith