An Asian-American family in rural Michigan fights to keep its restaurant and the American dream alive in the face of a pandemic and more. This real-time portrait of 2020 unfolds in the small town of the title in Michigan’s Thumb as the family behind Rachel’s restaurant struggles with COVID-19, Neo-Nazis and generational scars from the Cambodian killing fields. In March, the film received its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, where the Austin Chronicle said the documentary “conjures up images of a Tennessee Williams drama.” Michigan premiere.
This film is being presented as part of the “4 Nights. 4 Films. 4 Chefs” series in partnership with Frame in Hazel Park. The screening will be paired with dinner from chefs of Rachel’s, the restaurant featured in the documentary. The meal will be headlined by coconut cream salmon and sweet bourbon porkbelly.
AFTER THE FILM, APRIL 28: The post-film discussion after the April 28 screening will feature the director, producer and several members of the Siev family, the subjects of the documentary. Free Press dining and restaurant critic Lyndsay Green will lead the conversation.
AFTER THE FILM, APRIL 30: The April 30 event is being presented as part of the “4 Nights. 4 Films. 4 Chefs” series at Frame. The screening will be paired with dinner from chefs of Rachel’s, the restaurant featured in the documentary.