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Paper Marriage

Directed By Jeff Man

USA | Narrative | 91 min

East Coast Premiere

This screening will be followed by a filmmaker Q&A.

— About Paper Marriage


Fanny (Effy Han), a Chinese immigrant facing deportation, pins her last hopes on staying in the U.S. by paying Jeff (Jeff Man), an unemployed lost soul, to marry her. During this year-long charade, they tiptoe around each other’s differences. As quiet moments turn into clashes, they are forced to navigate through their awkwardness and learn to work together.

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      • Date and Time

        Saturday, August 03 2024

        1:45 PM to 3:30 PM

      • Venue

        Regal Union Square - Auditorium 15

        850 Broadway
        New York, NY 10003

      Film Details

      1. Strong language

      2. English, Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese)

      3. English

      4. East Coast Premiere

      5. 2024

      6. 91 minutes

      7. Comedy, Drama

      8. Narrative

      9. USA

        1. Jeff Man


        Jeff Man grew up in an immigrant family that bonded by watching movies together. He majored in journalism in college but fell in love with filmmaking. In 2010, he moved to LA, began to work for writer-director Jay Duplass and make low-budget shorts. In 2012, he was accepted into the Armed with a Camera Fellowship for emerging artists by Visual Communications. His narrative and documentary shorts have screened at festivals across the country. His film SANTA CLAUS premiered at the LA Film Festival and won the Jury Prize from the San Diego Asian Film Festival. PAPER MARRIAGE is his debut feature.

        1. Angela Park

        1. Jeff Man

        1. Effy Han

          Jeff Man

          Grace Song

          Yosilu Chen

          Rob Nagle

          Michael Man

          Ursula Man

        1. EPs: Mark Duplass, Mel Eslyn, Jay Duplass

          Composer: Goh Nakamura, DP: Norbert Shieh

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