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Chang Can Dunk

2023

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CHANG CAN DUNK follows Chang, a 16-year-old, Asian American high school student in the marching band, who bets the school basketball star that he can dunk by Homecoming. The bet leads the 5’ 8" Chang on a quest to find the hops he needs to dunk in order to impress his crush, Kristy, and finally gain the attention and respect of his high school peers. But before he can rise up and truly throw one down, he’ll have to reexamine everything he knows about himself, his friendships and his family.

Written and Directed by: Jingyi Shao
Starring: Bloom Li, Dexter Darden, Ben Wang, Zoe Renee, Chase Liefeld, Mardy Ma
Produced by: Rishi Rajani, Lena Waithe, Brad Weston
"This mold-breaking high school drama weaves specifics of the immigrant experience into a universally relatable underdog story."
– Variety
"Chang Can Dunk gets that the pursuit of fun, seemingly frivolous goals can be meaningful in itself, especially when undertaken with the loving encouragement of friends and family."
– LA Times
"A rousing and considered tribute to honest effort over spectacular results that would have made [Kobe] Bryant himself proud."
– The New York Times

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