Members-Only Screening: Dealing With Dad


Members-Only Screening: Dealing With Dad

Arts Circle and Film Lover Members, you and a guest are invited to join us for a special screening of Dealing With Dad, followed by an in-person conversation with writer/director Tom Huang, moderated by Dea Vazquez (Associate Director of Fiction Programs, Film Independent).

Beverages will be served prior to the screening, starting at 7:00 pm PT.

Dealing With Dad was supported via our 2015 Screenwriting Lab and 2019 Fast Track program.

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Margaret Chang reluctantly returns to her hometown along with her hapless brothers to deal with the sudden depression of their complete-jerk father, whom everyone happens to hate. In fact, he’s actually more pleasant being depressed, so the siblings wonder if it’s worth struggling to get him better. In the meantime, their forced time together allows them to reconnect as a family, reminisce about the bad times with Dad and maybe even help each other out in the process, in this multi-award-winning comedic drama feature film.

2023, 106 minutes, color | Written by Tom Huang | Directed by Tom Huang | Starring Ally Maki, Hayden Szeto, Peter Kim, Dana Lee, Page Leong, Echo Kellum, Cindera Che, Karan Soni, Megan Gailey, Ari Stidham | Produced by Tanner Kling, Randy Kulina, Brian Yang, Cindy Lu | Executive Produced by Howard Barish, Effie Brown, Takashi Cheng, Cindy Lu

Registration Information

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Arts Circle and Film Lover Members can register for this event starting at 12:00 pm on Sunday, May 14. | Registration is free; one registration per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to complete registration.


On the day of the event, registered Members may pick up tickets as early as one hour prior to the scheduled start time – look for Film Independent signage. Tickets are nontransferable and for general, unreserved theater seating only (except for Arts Circle Members). Attendees must be in their seat(s) at least 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Entry/seating will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests may not enter the venue without the Member who registered them present. Registration does not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand.

Masks are recommended, but not required. This is subject to change as we continue to monitor public health guidance.

Complimentary parking provided with validation. Garage entrance on Masselin.


Film Independent is committed to hosting events that are accessible. For inquiries regarding accessibility, or to request an accommodation, please contact us at or 323 556 9305.

Screening Policies

Availability window and registration capacity may vary; always register as early as possible. Limit one registration per Membership, per event.

Members are required to follow all rules and guidelines as laid out by Film Independent and/or its partners. If a guest has been registered for an event by a Member, these policies shall apply to that guest. Violation of policies may result in suspension or termination of Membership.

Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.