Apr 20 Sat
  1. Local Premieres Series - Parallel Parking

    3:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
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    @ The Cary, 122 EAST CHATHAM, CARY, NC, 27511, United States
    This series premieres local films at The Cary. Featured selections will be filmed in North Carolina or directed or produced by an NC filmmaker. Each film will feature a Q&A session with the cast and director / producer afterward.
    Dechen, an undocumented worker, and Oscar, a reckless truck driver plagued by addiction, are immigrants to the United States who both arrived under traumatic circumstances. Oscar teaches Dechen to drive, and Dechen provides companionship and support to Oscar through his failing health. Their relationship develops and deepens across identity differences due to reciprocity and their shared love of food.
    After the film, a panel discussion will explore the complexities of immigration as we engage in social discourse with local leaders. The discussion will revolve around unemployment, trauma, homelessness, identity crisis and migrant smuggling related to immigrants which will include refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants and undocumented workers.

    Aby Rao (Writer, Director and Producer) is an Asian-American filmmaker based in Morrisville, NC. He started his entertainment career in 2009 by producing mini-documentaries for Philadelphia’s WYBE public television. His script, ‘Parallel Parking,’ made it to the second round of the 2014 Sundance Screenwriters Lab. He is the recipient of the ‘Filmed In NC’ grant and will be releasing his first feature film, ‘Parallel Parking’ in Fall 2018. His work has received vast success in film festivals, Short HD Satellite Channel and various online distribution platforms, such as Amazon Prime, VHX, IndieFlix and IndiePix. His films have been screened at Cucalorus Film Festival, Carrboro Film Festival, Seattle South Asian Film Festival, NC Film and Video Film Festival, etc. Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movies.

    For assistance with accessible seating requests at The Cary Theater after 3pm on Friday and throughout the weekend, please contact the general box office at 919-462-2055, and/or reach out to the House Manager beginning one hour prior to the performance.
    Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movies.