Wong Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

+ Q & A with Kristina Wong and Director, Mike Closson

Thursday 6:30pm, Sept. 15th

Play Trailer >> visit website: www.flyingwong.com

After playing sold out houses from Alaska to Los Angeles to New York City, to Yale, Kristina Wong’s unforgettable one woman tour de force performance of Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is finally captured in her first-ever movie through the thoughtful direction of Michael Closson. In this hilarious and whip-smart performance, Kristina takes a surprisingly raucous approach to addressing the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women—she tries to single-handedly save them all with her show! She fails fantastically at the task, creating hysterical laughter that descends into a sobering coda. It’s one hell of a roller coaster ride! But don’t worry... "it’s all fiction."

Green Energy Organics proudly sponsors the Burbank International Film Festival screening of Wong Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest and congratulates filmmakers Kristina Wong and Mike Closson on winning the coveted
"Featured Selection Award."

Dove Chocolate Discoveries invites you to enjoy The Dove Chocolate Experience starting at 5:00pm before the screening of Wong Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest - and asks "Why not turn your chocolate passion into a party?"

Q & A after "Wong Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest "

Kristina Wong

Kristina Wong is a nationally presented solo performer, writer, actor, educator, culture jammer, and filmmaker. Described by the East Bay Express as "brutal but hilarious... a woman who takes life's absurdities very seriously," her body of performance work includes short and full-length solo performance works, outrageous street theater stunts and pranks, subversive internet installations, and plays and sketch comedy.

Mike Closson

Mike retired early from his job as a Flight Test Engineer after he found his true calling – filmmaking. Since receiving his MFA in Film/TV Production from Chapman University, Mike has written and directed several short films: Chan a haunting film of life, love and hope and Sex in LA a parody of “Sex in the City”. Recently, Mike directed Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest a feature-length concert film with renowned performance artist Kristina Wong.