A Shot Through the Wall


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Jan 21 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jan 22 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Jan 23 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Jan 24 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Jan 27 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2021
Run Time:90 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Aimee Long
Cast:Kenny Leu
Ciara Renée


A Chinese-American police officer's life unravels after he accidentally shoots an innocent Black man in “A Shot Through the Wall”. Facing trial, he wades through his guilt as he navigates the complicated worlds of media, justice, racial politics and his own morality.

The compelling feature debut of Aimee Long, this troubling, fact-based film touches on of-the-moment themes that have become part of the public dialogue — from racial politics to the role of the media in manipulating public sentiment and meting out justice.

When a young Chinese-American cop, Mike Tan (Midway’s Kenny Leu), accidentally shoots an innocent Black man in Brooklyn, the police close ranks. His family and even his Black fiancée encourage him to get over his feelings of guilt and remorse, until his rock-solid case begins to unravel.

Based loosely on a 2014 event that ignited local tensions, “A Shot Through the Wall” forces audiences to consider the soul of the perpetrator, rather than that of the victim, and is given added emotional resonance due to world events of the last few years.