Directed by Oscar Torre
Everyone thinks Cissy has the perfect life – except Cissy. A childless marriage has gone stale. Questions about babies pepper every well-meaning conversation with family and friends. And the cultural abyss dividing Cissy and her Chinese Dad and Filipino-Spanish mom drives the “always-the-good-girl” to a desperate act of survival. Cissy is awakened to something so primal that is both shocking and revelatory. PRETTY ROSEBUD is written by the leading actress of the film, Chuti Tiu (THE INTERNSHIP, RAMPART), debut-directed by Cuban American actor and director Oscar Torre (THE HANGOVER 3) and produced by Rebecca Hu (40 IS THE NEW DEAD).
The film screening will be followed by a Q & A with director Oscar Torre and main actress/writer Chuti Tiu.
Oscar Torre is a Miami born actor best known for his breakout role in Cane (TV series) on CBS, where he played the role of Santo alongside an all-star cast that included Jimmy Smits, Rita Moreno, Nestor Carbonell, and Hector Elizondo. He also garnered rave reviews for his comedic performance in the Lionsgate film, Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón (TO ROB A THIEF). The film, directed by Joe Menendez, had at the time the highest grossing opening weekend ever for a Spanish speaking film. In the past year he made his directorial debut with the feature film PRETTY ROSEBUD, that was written and stars his wife Chuti Tiu.