Via Zoom: Sophia Wong Boccio of Asian Pop-Up Cinema on Closing Night Film, ‘Ready O/r Knot’

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CHICAGO – Within the successful Season 12 for the Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) series of Chicago – the Closing Night film is Hong Kong’s “Ready O/r Knot” at the Davis Theater (relocated from the Lincoln Yards Drive-In) on May 7th, 2021 (rescheduled from May 1st/2nd) – were the usual variety of adventurous Asian films. But it was also this same season that the Academy Awards recognized Yuh-Jung Youn (Best Supporting Actress, “Minari”) and director Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland”). The Founder and Executive Director of APUC is Sophia Wong Boccio. For Closing Night ticketing information, click here.

Closing Night APUC Season 12: ’Ready O/r Knot’ (Hong Kong)
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This dark comedy/romance by first time director Anselm Chan finds the couple Guy and Heidi at a crossroads in their relationship. After five years, they are still very much in love, but the idea of getting married continues to be avoided. Heidi is ready to settle down, and Guy considers marriage as the beginning of the end of love. A battle of the sexes ensues as Heidi plans to pick up men on a wild night with her girlfriends, while Guy and his friends have plans of their own. Who or what will prevail is the key to whether this relationship will survive.


In an Exclusive Offer for readers, the Asian Pop-Up Cinema has two sets of free tickets for the Davis Theater to see “Ready O/r Knot” on Friday, May 7th, 2021 (see reschedule and relocation note above). Free entry for two couples are available, if you can verify that YOU GOT MARRIED DURING THE PANDEMIC. Send an email to if you qualify, can verify and/or for more information … and congratulations!

In an interview with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago Via Zoom, Founder and Executive Director Sophia Wong Boccio of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema series reflects on Season 12 …

Season 12 of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema runs through May 7th, 2021. at the Davis Theater of Chicago – located at 4614 North Lincoln Avenue. For a complete overview on APUC, click here. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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