Watching TV with the Red Chinese is an indie film from Roam Studios about three Chinese students – Tzu, Wa and Chen – who travel to America to study during the summer of 1980. They move into a New York City apartment where they meet Dexter, Suzanne, and Billy.
The trio finds America fascinating, however; most of their perceptions are based on watching American TV. These change when one of them is brutally mugged, Suzanne takes up with Chen behind Dexter’s back and when Zap – Suzanne’s ex-boyfriend – stalks them into a state of terror.
Community fans should recognize Gillian Jacobs, who plays Brita, in the role of Suzanne.
You’ll have to look for Watching TV with the Red Chinese as it will be in a limited release on January 20, 2012.