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Smoking Tigers

Directed by So Young Shelly Yo

Cast: Ji-young Yoo, Joon Ho Jung, Abin Andrews, Erin Choi

Best Performance and Best Screenplay, U.S. Narrative Feature, 2023 Tribeca Film Festival

Hayoung is 16 years old, coming to grips with her parents’ separation, and not particularly enthused that her mom has signed her up for an SAT prep camp. For her financially-strapped parents, the camp is an investment in a future they can’t immediately provide. For Hayoung, the camp is a glimpse into the lives of rich Koreans, their house parties and cute boys, and a mirror unto a version of herself as elusive as it is seductive. The award-winning debut from UC San Diego alum So Young Shelly Yo.

Dates & Times


UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley

Fri, Apr 19
8:00 pm