Linh Tran’s debut film, the drama Waiting For The Light To Change stars Sam Straley (‘Jay’), who appeared in the Hulu series The Dropout, and as a series regular on The Kids Are Alright (ABC) and Welcome to Flatch (Fox), along with Eric Barrientos (‘Alex’), Qun Chi (‘Lin’), Joyce Ha (‘Kim’), and Jin Park (‘Amy’).
The film premiered at the 2023 Slamdance Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize for ‘Best Narrative Feature.
Waiting For The Light To Change opens in the Fall with 2 week-long theatrical engagements in New York and Chicago. In New York, the film will run September 15-21, 2023 at Manhattan’s Quad Cinema. Immediately following both the Friday (9/15/23) evening and Saturday (9/16/23) evening showings, there will be Q&A sessions with Waiting For The Light To Change director/writer Linh Tran, actor/producer Sam Straley, producer Jewells Santos, and producer Jake Rotger.
In Chicago, the film will run September 22-28, 2023 at Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center. Immediately following the Saturday (9/23/23, 6:00pm), Sunday (9/24/23, 3:00pm), and Wednesday (9/27/23, 6:00pm) showings, there will be Q&A sessions with Waiting For The Light To Change director/writer Linh Tran (9/23 and 9/24 showings only), actress Jin Park, producer Jewells Santos, and executive producer James Choi.
Following the 2 week run, Waiting For The Light To Change will be available to rent/own on all digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms in North America, as well as on DVD, starting on October 20, 2023 through Freestyle Digital Media.
Waiting For The Light To Change takes place over the course of a week-long beachside getaway. Set over several days in and around a lake house in Michigan, the film follows five twenty-somethings who gather for a small getaway in the early spring. But with little to do in the small, lakeside town, everyone finds themselves dealing with the sort of malaise that happens in one’s early-to-mid twenties: growing older, establishing a career, finding a purpose in life, going over past regrets, and anxious about what the future might hold.
Watch the official trailer for Waiting For The Light To Change.