New Orleans Film Festival 2020

The Morning Passing on El Cajón Boulevard + The Passing On

Expired November 23, 2020 5:59 AM
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Runtime: 108 minutes


The Morning Passing on El Cajón Boulevard follows Julie– a young and ambitious second generation Vietnamese American funeral director working in City Heights, known as the refugee neighborhood of San Diego, California. Julie is used to managing funerals every week, but after the unexpected passing of her own father, Julie seeks help from Đồ Thái Uyên, a San Diego legend who has managed funerals (and taxes) for southeast asian families since the 1980s. A brief and intimate glimpse into the ways refugee families mourn the loss of loved ones far from their homelands.


This film plays in the program: The Passing On that premieres on 11/15. Only Virtual Shorts Pass holders can watch this film separately from the mentioned program.

Click on the feature-length film title to the right for the feature film synopsis for the title this short plays with.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    19 minutes
  • Language
    English, Vietnamese
  • Country
    USA
  • Premiere
    Southern US
  • Note
    English and Vietnamese subtitles
  • Director
    Quyên Nguyen-Le
  • Producer
    Brian Hu, Benjamin To
  • Cinematographer
    Kayla Tong
  • Editor
    Quyên Nguyen-Le