Definition Please (Available Oct 9th - 10th Only)

Definition Please (Available Oct 9th - 10th Only)

October 9 October 10

91 minutes

Narrative, Comedy, Coming of Age, Drama


United States


East Coast Premiere

Content Warning: Violence, Drug Use, Sexual Content, Nudity

As a child, Monica Chowdry is a celebrated winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. But 15 years later, life hasn’t quite panned out. She still lives at home in the suburbs, cares for her ailing mother, and has an odd penchant for “seeing” words to define strangers. When Monica’s brother returns home, tensions arise and secrets are revealed. Can the siblings set aside their differences to help their mother prepare for the anniversary of their father’s death? Or will years of bottled-up emotions tear this family apart?


A video introduction by Nick Sakai of Asian Pacific American Media Artists of New York.

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NOTE: This film is geoblocked and can only be viewed in the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut). This film is only available for one day, October 9, 2020.

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Community Partners

  • Kalakars
  • Chapati Man
  • Asian Pacific American Media Artists of New York
  • The Light Leaks
  • Asia Society

Bonus Content

  • Definition Please Opening RemarksLink
  • TrailerLink


  • Sujata Day
  • With her infectious personality and unique sense of humor, Pittsburgh native Sujata Day has firmly established herself as a performer, creator, writer, and director. Sujata is known for her roles in Issa Rae’s Awkward Black Girl and Insecure. She is a Sundance Lab fellow and 2019 HBO Visionaries Ambassador. Her short film, COWBOY AND INDIAN, sold to a major studio for series development. She also directs This Is My Story, in which LeVar Burton narrates personal experiences of racism.
  • Producer

    • Sujata Day
    • Cameron Fife
    • Datari Turner
  • Writer

    • Sujata Day
  • Cast

    • Sujata Day
    • Ritesh Rajan
    • Jake Choi
    • Anna Khaja
    • Lalaine

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