MOCAFilms presents short films by Patrick Chen

Thu, May 30, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm



Tickets are $15 and include wine and Museum admission. Members receive complimentary tickets. Not a Member? Join today!

Writer/director Patrick Chen joins us to present three short films capturing the essence of the Chinese-American persona in New York City.

Patrick Chen will host a Q&A after screening.

Love Express: A love story of two 7 train commuters (Tim Liu, Margaret Ying Drake) who finds themselves in a newfound companionship blossoming into something deeper. (in Mandarin w/ English subtitles)

The Last Tip: A loyal patron (Geoff Lee) reminisces into his past of his sweetheart (Celia Au) at their favorite restaurant one last time before its official close of business. The film was produced 24 hours during the closing of Chinatown’s 69 Bayard Restaurant Corp. (in Cantonese w/ English subtitles)

Confucius Plaza: A son (Shing Ka) retelling his father’s story to his lover (Devon Diep) that could be passed down within the family of generations. A look inside one of the 762 apartments of this Confucius Plaza located at 33 Bowery in New York’s Chinatown. (in Cantonese w/ English subtitles)


Patrick Chen is a writer and director from Queens, New York. His short film “The Last Tip” has recently screened at CAAMfest, Los Angeles Asian American Pacific Film Festival and other various festivals. The film was awarded Best Short Film at the 2017 Queens World Film Festival. It was praised by the Chinese American community and described as heartfelt and nostalgic. Patrick's prior films were appointed as top finalists by the Asian American Film Lab’s 72 Hours Shootout competition. You may find his additional works as Chen Xi Hao.