Filmfest 2016 - Aspen Screenings
About This Project


Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Noon 
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611


In the karaoke bars, restaurants, and 24-hour spas of Los Angeles’ Koreatown, 18-year-old David Cho grapples with a forbidden but undeniable sexual awakening. His family seems to be at a fork in the road – after his parents run out of money and are forced to close the family restaurant, David takes a job at a Korean spa to help make ends meet. He discovers an underworld of gay hookups that is at once thrilling and terrifying, and finds himself caught between his own desires and the hopes and dreams of his traditional parents. Ethereal and atmospheric, Spa Night is both a family drama and an inspired coming-of-age film. Colorado Premiere. (USA, 2016)


Writer: Andrew Ahn
Director: Andrew Ahn
Producers: David Ariniello, Giulia Caruso, Ki Jin Kim, Kelly Thomas
Editor: Yannis Chalkiadakis
Principal Cast: Joe Seo, Haerry Kim, Youn Ho Cho, Tae Song, Ho Young Chung, Linda Han


Community Partner: AspenOUT


Run Time: 1 hr 33 min. followed by a Q & A with writer/director, Andrew Ahn.