Battle B-Boy

By Viet Film Fest 2016 (other events)

Thursday, April 11 2013 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

This set is part of UCLA Day.  Admission is Free!

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This set starts with the short "Run", followed by Battle B-Boy, directed by UCLA alum Frank Lin.

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In Battle B-Boy, dancers take the word “battle” literally. Crews cross break-dancing and martial arts, battle for prize money, and fight to the beat. The film gives us a group of young b-boys (and one b-girl) who have entered the underground world of violent dance battles. The gang revolves around Mike (Jae Phan), who originally joins up with these criminal activities to earn money for his father’s heart surgery, but in order to progress he must enlist the help of his friends to assemble a team capable of winning the grand prize of $100,000—each! They call themselves Random Tactics, because they are poor inner city kids who’ve had no previous formal training, and they utilize their individual moves in order to be a stronger team. Though originally hesitant, largely due to the fact that the gang can’t afford health insurance should something go wrong, with plenty of cool training sequences, Random Tactics soon becomes the team to beat. Mike and his friends battle the their way to the top, and will ultimately face their dirty-fighting nemesis: The Typhoons.

Battle B-Boy is the first feature film both written and directed by Jae Phan. Whether it’s martial arts or dance, this is a film about heart, and about fighting for friends and family.


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