Your Chance to View a Virtual Screening of Boogie

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A Brief History

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, Focus Features will have a virtual screening of Boogie at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.  Please go to for a chance to receive one of a limited number of virtual screening codes.  To reserve a spot for the online screening you must click on the link above which takes you to the redeem pass page.  You then log in or sign up which takes a minute if you do not have a Focus Features TicktBox account to reserve your virtual spot!  The day of the screening you get an email reminder from Focus TicktBox and then at 6:30 PM, one hour before the screening you get the email to log into the movie. You will be put into a virtual waiting room – so you can walk away from your screen for an hour and then the movie starts at 7:30 PM.  It is easy and the system explains all the steps.  Please note: your code is entirely unique and is only valid for one log-in.  It cannot be shared with friends or used on multiple devices.  When you get the email to watch the film use the device with which you intend to join the virtual screening.  You cannot log into the movie on your phone and then try to watch it on your computer.  Also, if you would like to be notified of future screening opportunities, I strongly encourage you to subscribe to our YouTube channel, like our Facebook page, and follow our Twitter profile.

Digging Deeper

Synopsis: From author, chef and producer Eddie Huang (FRESH OFF THE BOAT) comes his directorial debut, BOOGIE. BOOGIE will open in theaters on March 5th. BOOGIE is a coming of age story about basketball, young love, family dynamics and pursuing big dreams against all odds. Alfred Chin, aka Boogie (new-comer Taylor Takahashi), is a Chinese-American high school senior who dreams of playing basketball for the NBA. But first he must contend with young love, an overbearing mother with a different future in mind, and his closest basketball rival, Monk. Boogie’s girlfriend is played by Taylour Paige, a Hollywood rising star who was recently seen in MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM. His basketball rival is played by rapper, singer and songwriter, Pop Smoke, in his first and final screen performance. BOOGIE is set in Queens and Brooklyn, NY.
BOOGIE is Eddie Huang’s directorial debut. He is an author, chef, restauranteur, food personality, producer and attorney. He wrote the book Fresh Off The Boat, based on his experience growing up, and it became a popular TV series. (Eddie has spoken publicly that he has some criticisms of the TV series.) He co-owned Baohaus, a Gua Bao restaurant in the East Village of New York, and he previously hosted Huang’s World for Viceland. He is feisty and funny, colorful and creative, sassy and smart. Eddie was born in Washington DC, and grew up in Orlando FL. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, but was apparently kicked out.
Taylor Takahashi is a completely new face in entertainment. He is a real basketball player, and was the all-time leading scorer on his high school team.
Taylour Paige is a Hollywood actress on the rise. She was recently seen in MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM. She played Ahsha Hayes in the VH1 series Hit The Floor. She is also in ZOLA, as the titular role, which premiered at Sundance 2020.
Republic (Pop Smoke’s label) will release a BOOGIE soundtrack on March 5th. More details to come. The soundtrack and score will be a legacy through which Pop Smoke lives on, a tribute to the Brooklyn Drill sound the performer helped popularize. Pop Smoke was also a skilled basketball player. He was killed in early 2020, but continues to have a loyal fan base.

Running Time: 89 minutes

Release Dates: In theaters now / PVOD Paid Video On Demand on March 26th 

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Historical Evidence

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About Author

Dr. Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.