Marvelous and the Black Hole


MICA Bbox Sat, Apr 30, 2022 4:15 PM
SNF Parkway Theatre 2 Sun, May 1, 2022 1:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Feature
Runtime:81 min
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kate Tsang
Screenwriter:Kate Tsang
Produced By:Carolyn Mao
Cast:Miya Cech, Rhea Perlman, Leonardo Nam, Paulina Lule, Kannon Omachi
Cinematographer:Nanu Segal
Editor:Cyndi Trissel, Ryan Denmark
Production Design:Yong Ok Lee
Composer:Tim Kiefer


A teenage delinquent befriends a surly magician who helps her navigate her inner demons and dysfunctional  family with sleight of hand magic. Marvelous and the Black Hole is a coming-of-age comedy that touches on unlikely friendships, grief, and finding hope in the darkest moments. At the core of this playful and inventive movie is a celebration of  the unlikely friendship between two outsiders: an unruly Chinese American teenager and a surly magician who’s old enough to be her grandmother. After a chance meeting during an especially fraught time in each of their lives the two form a close bond changing each other forever in unexpected and fantastic ways.

Following the screening on April 30, MdFF Senior Programmer KJ Mohr will lead an audience Q&A with producer Carolyn Mao.

Following the screening on May 1, filmmaker and Professor of Film and Moving Image at Stevenson University Dina Fiasconaro will lead an audience Q&A with with producer, Carolyn Mao.

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NEW in 2022: 

  • You must reserve your seats in advance for all film screenings and premium events at this year’s festival.
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