Spotlight Narrative

New York Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 92 MINUTES | English |


Comedy, LGBTQIA+

Shortcomings, directed by Randall Park, is a thought-provoking and emotionally charged drama that explores the complexities of modern relationships, identity, and culture. Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel by Adrian Tomine, the film follows the lives of Ben (Justin H. Min) and Miko (Ally Maki), a couple living in California who struggle to navigate their relationship and personal identities. As Ben, a Japanese-American filmmaker, confronts his feelings of inadequacy and racial identity, Miko, a writer, feels a sense of displacement and longing to belong. When Miko decides to work in New York City, Ben must confront his deepest fears and insecurities as he contemplates his future.Featuring terrific performances by a talented cast, including Sherry Cola and Debby RyanShortcomings is a powerful and timely film that explores themes of race, culture, and identity with honesty and sensitivity. The movie’s carefree style is enhanced by sharp, clever conversations, a daring soundtrack, and captivating, vibrant cinematography by Santiago Gonzalez.––Jarod Neece

In Person

Sat June 17 - 5:30 PM

Sun June 18 - 5:00 PM
Closed Captions available

*Rush Tickets available at venue except for Beacon Theatre
Rush will be offered when advanced tickets for a screening or event are no longer available at venues other than Beacon Theatre. The Rush system functions as a standby line that will form at the venue approximately one hour prior to scheduled start time. Admittance is based on availability and will begin roughly 10 minutes prior to program start time. Rush Tickets are the same price as advance tickets and are payable upon entry.

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Directed by Randall Park

Randall Park
Hieu Ho, Randall Park, Michael Golamco, Jennifer Berman, Howard Cohen, Eric D'Arbeloff, Margot Hand
Adrian Tomine
Santiago Gonzalez
Robert Nassau
Production Designer
Bill Boes
Executive Producer
Ryan Heller, Michael Bloom, Jennifer Semler, Maria Zuckerman, Tim Headington, Lia Buman, Max Silva, Neil Shah, Ryan Paine, Daniel Hank, Adrian Tomine
Justin H. Min, Sherry Cola, Ally Maki, Debby Ryan, Tavi Gevinson, Sonoya Mizuno, Jacob Batalon, Timothy Simons


Press Contact
Gillian Burz
Sony Pictures Classics
New York , NY 10010
Phone: 212 833 8849