A few weeks ago I engaged in a pretty serious impromptu Twitter chat when I mentioned that it was rare that I see a female character of color the romantic interest of a white male character on screen. After lots of tweets back and forth, I've realized that the small screen has been quite progressive in this type of relationship, but the big screen, well, let's just say that yet again it has a looong way to go to catch up with the reality of the world today.
Enter this interesting trailer for ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG, the upcoming romantic comedy starring Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg as love interests in story indicative to that of Richard Linklater's Before films in that it seems to play with time, conversation and romance.
Naturally, I am intrigued. Check out the synopsis:
Written and directed by Emily Ting, ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG is a sparkling romance that stars Ruby (Jamie Chung), as a Chinese American toy designer from LA visiting Hong Kong for the first time on business. Finding herself stranded, she meets Josh (Bryan Greenberg), an American expat who shows her the city. Meandering through nighttime streets pulsing with energy and possibility, they fall into a winding and carefree conversation, buoyed by an undeniable attraction. As effervescent as a perfect first date, Emily Ting's charming directorial debut takes full advantage of the chemistry of its leads, the playfulness of their exchanges, and the magical landscape that is Hong Kong at night.
ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG opens in theaters and on demand starting February 12.