Surrogate Valentine’s New York Debut


Put it up on the glass: Surrogate Valentine poster framed and hanging in Brooklyn Academy of Music’s cinema.

Surrogate Valentine debuted in New York last Thursday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music‘s BAMCinemaFest of new films. The film’s stars came out and shone along with all the East Coast Asian Pacific American stars.

Director Dave Boyle (left) and star Goh Nakamura (right) introduce the film, explain they’ll be drinking during the screening but will return after for a Q&A.

The film’s over and they’re back, joined by co-executive producer, Michael Lerman.

The women of Surrogate Valentine step up: left to right, Di Quon, Mary Cavett and Lynn Chen. Co-writer Joel Clark has snuck in on the far right.

Di gets goofy.

Goh is the best. He’s like when Beyonce is both the guest star and the musical guest on SNL.


Dave Boyle keeps it real.

Dear Lynn, my iPhone 3GS camera sucks in low light, sincerely, Ed.

It’s Louis Changchien!

It’s J.P. Chan!

It’s Jo Mei!

It’s Samantha Chanse!

It’s Yasmine Gomez!

Goh was playing a set after the movie at a local bar, but it was literally too crowded to get in the door! Waiting in the vestibule, I ran into the amazingly wonderful Karen Chien!

I packed it in, took the train home and was comforted to find the station attendant was looking out for me. C’mon, MTA! It’s not even midnight!


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