Bad Axe


Grand Illusion Cinema Fri, Nov 18, 2022 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Nov 19, 2022 4:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Nov 20, 2022 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Tue, Nov 22, 2022 7:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:
Release Year:2022
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:David Siev
Cast:Chun Siev
Austin Turmell
Skyler Janssen
Jaclyn Siev
Raquel Siev


After leaving NYC for his rural hometown of Bad Axe, Michigan, at the start of the pandemic, Asian American filmmaker David Siev documents his family's struggles to keep their restaurant afloat. As fears of the virus grow, deep generational scars dating back to Cambodia’s bloody “killing fields” come to the fore, straining the relationship between the family's patriarch, Chun, and his daughter, Jaclyn. When the BLM movement takes center stage in America, the family uses its collective voice to speak out in their conservative community. What unfolds is a real-time portrait of 2020 through the lens of one multicultural family’s fight stay in business, stay involved, and stay alive.