Thank you for attending the Opening Night event.  Below we share the album of the event with director on the red carpet, meeting fans, 

doing the intro and some of the Q&A shots.  (Photo credits:  Anna Munzesheimer.)

Wednesday, September 20, 7:00 PM @ AMC River East 21

Opening Night Film



Director: Chen Meijuin

Starring: Ally Chiu and Jack Kao

Film Source: Wild Dog Productions

Taiwan | 2017 | 104 Minutes | In Mandarin, Taiwanese w/ English subs | Genre: Drama

"The Gangster’s Daughter” is an expertly crafted film with extraordinary performances from Chiu and Kao.  While it is stereotypically violent (it is a gangster movie), there are many other elements to give the story charm, wit, and love all in perfect balance"  - Reel Honest review

Synopsis: A rebellious teen moves in with her estranged small-time gangster father causing them to question their lives together as father and daughter.  Nominated for 2017 New York Asian Film Festival “Best Feature Film”, The Gangster’s Daughter is a “noir and gangster film tropes blended into a bittersweet yet gritty coming of age drama that is at once thrilling, dark and moving.” – 16th NYAFF.


A rare gem, that flips the script – putting the gangland conflict in service of a close family dynamic, rather than having things the other way around.” -     


The heart of the movie is the bond between the two (gangster father and his daughter) and the veteran Kao and the ingénue Chiu bring it to life. Chiu and Kao have a very realistic relationship and the two have a chemistry that would be enviable in almost any film.” – Cinema365


***Director's attendance in Chicago is made possible by a special gift from Amanda Lao & Ken Pelletier***