Fakin' Da Funk


1h 29m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Adopted into an African-American family, Julian, a young man of Chinese heritage, is accepted into the Lee family and grows up as part of a tight-knit community in Atlanta. When his father dies, Julian is left with the responsibility of raising his younger African-American brother Perry. The two boy

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

Adopted into an African-American family, Julian, a young man of Chinese heritage, is accepted into the Lee family and grows up as part of a tight-knit community in Atlanta. When his father dies, Julian is left with the responsibility of raising his younger African-American brother Perry. The two boys and their mother move to South Central Los Angeles in search of a better life. Julian soon finds that the community believes he is pretending to be black because of how he looks rather that who he is. His little brother Perry is also involved in a steet gang and Julian must come to grips with his own identity in order to save his brother's life and remain true to his father's words of wisdom.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Audience Award at the 1997 Urbanworld Film Festival.

Released in United States August 1997

Released in United States February 1998

Released in United States March 1998

Released in United States October 1997

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1997

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (in competition) October 15-19, 1997.

Shown at New York Comedy Film Festival October 21-25, 1998.

Shown at Pan African Film Festival & Art Show in Los Angeles February 5-16, 1998.

Shown at San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival March 5-12, 1998.

Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival (in competition) in New York City (Guild 50 Theatre) August 20-24, 1997.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1997

Feature directorial debut for Tim Chey who graduated from U.S.C. Film School and the American Academy of Dramatic Art.

Began shooting July 9, 1996.

Completed shooting August 3, 1996.

Released in United States February 1998 (Shown at Pan African Film Festival & Art Show in Los Angeles February 5-16, 1998.)

Released in United States March 1998 (Shown at San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival March 5-12, 1998.)

Released in United States August 1997 (Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival (in competition) in New York City (Guild 50 Theatre) August 20-24, 1997.)

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (in competition) October 15-19, 1997.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at New York Comedy Film Festival October 21-25, 1998.)