I also highly recommend getting tickets in advance through Fandango (just use the link on the left) in case it sells out. Use zip code 10001.
RSVP HERE: http://meetup.nyapm.com/events/37153972/
Warner Bros. Pictures will release the highly-anticipated A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, the third installment of the popular “Harold & Kumar” series, on Friday, November 4th in theaters nationwide. The movie stars two of Hollywood’s leading Asian American actors, John Cho (“Star Trek”) and Kal Penn (“The Namesake,” “House”).
As Asian Americans begin to see increased and more diversified representation in mainstream media, the cultural significance of the “Harold & Kumar” series cannot be overlooked. The Korean and Indian American heroes of “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” and its 2008 sequel, “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,” have presented a groundbreaking and radical departure from the traditional Asian characters that U.S. audiences are accustomed to. Just the simple fact that this new movie is the third entry of a successful Hollywood franchise starring two Asian Americans is already hugely unprecedented.
Which brings us to A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.
A movie’s financial success these days is almost exclusively contingent on its opening weekend ticket sales. How much A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas makes in its first three days of release will serve as an indicator to the commercial viability of movies starring Asian Americans. Therefore, an impressive opening weekend for HK3D will help send the following important messages to Hollywood:
- Movies starring Asian American actors can be profitable
- There is an audience for Asian American movies
- Make more movies featuring Asian American characters