Heavy Craving

Heavy Craving

The UCLA Film & Television Archive presents classic film and contemporary cinema in the Hammer's Billy Wilder Theater. Archive tickets are $9 general admission and free for UCLA students.

 

The talented chef for a preschool run by her demanding mother, Ying-juan earns praise for her culinary creations but scorn for her weight. Even the children she feeds have dubbed her “Ms. Dinosaur” for her size. Joining a popular weight loss program seems like an answer, but it’s the unlikely allies Ying-juan finds outside the program—and the obstacles she faces in it—that help her find a truer path to happiness. Writer-director Hsieh Pei-ju doesn’t shy away from the darker sides of self-discovery in what ultimately proves a rousing feature debut. Heavy Craving won the Audience’s Choice award at this year’s Taipei Film Festival. (2019, dir. Hsieh Pei-ju, color, 90 min.)

Followed by a Q&A with director-screenwriter Hsieh Pei-ju.

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Parking: Parking is available under the museum. Rates are $7 for the first three hours with museum validation, and $3 for each additional 20 minutes, with a $20 daily maximum. There is a $7 flat rate after 6 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends. Cash only. 
Restaurant: Enjoy a meal or drink before or after the program at our restaurant Audrey. Members and UCLA students receive 10% off. A late-night happy hour offers 10% off at the bar Tuesday–Saturday, 9–11 p.m.

 

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