A Dangerous Love Triangle In "Tre," Presented by Asian American Film Festival
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Rita Moreno has had a storied career. From her Oscar-winning portrayal of Anita in the film adaptation of West Side Story to her challenging role as a prostitute in Carnal Knowledge, from her stint on the children's TV classic Electric Company to her late-career triumph in HBO's controversial series Oz, she's an actress with chops. Now this powerhouse performer shares her story, in conversation with Jan Yanehiro, director of the School of Multimedia Communications at the Academy of Art. She'll talk about being a Hollywood survivor, starting with her tumultuous childhood, to her career rise from "utility ethnic" to award-winning star, her explosive romance with Marlon Brando (and less-than-explosive romance with Elvis Presley) and finally finding peace with her choices and her life. Now 81, Moreno is still going strong -- she recently concluded a sold-out run of her one-woman show, Life Without Makeup at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, and makes frequent appearances on TV in such shows as Law and Order, In Plain Sight and Happily Divorced. She also authored Rita Moreno: A Memoir. Learn More
With “Charlotte Sometimes” and “Americanese” award-winning filmmaker Eric Byler demonstrated a penchant for decidedly adult anti-romances full of sex, loneliness and smoldering jealousies. He continues his exploration of modern relationships with his third feature, fittingly titled “Tre,” focusing on friendship and infidelity. The result is arguably his darkest, most provocative film yet.
The boorish yet witty slacker Tre, recently dumped, crashes at the home of his close friends Gabe and Kakela, who get engaged shortly after Tre arrives. Through some furtive glances, discoveries and a pair of experiments, it soon becomes evident that Tre and Kakela have an attraction that can barely be concealed—or contained. As in “Charlotte Sometimes,” a fourth character proves the catalyst who disrupts the stasis of the love triangle, and sets off a chain of events that forces them all to confront some hard truths about themselves, their friends and their lovers.
The antithesis of usual Hollywood romances, the film pursues its hard-earned emotional truths by presenting atypical romantic leads and refusing to concoct easy resolutions. Tre is a caustic, frequently enigmatic anti-hero, and those looking for a bland boy-gets-girl love story will be rudely met with an unconventional portrait of relationships.
About the Ticket Supplier: Contemporary Asian Theater SceneCATS (Contemporary Asian Theater Scene) is a San Jose based, non-profit organization committed to presenting Asian Pacific American arts in Silicon Valley, by providing high quality, thought-provoking, educational and innovative programming which communicates Asian Pacific American experiences to all communities.
CATS is funded by the city of San Jose, Arts Council Silicon Valley, California Arts Council, Community Foundation Silicon Valley, Applied Materials, Packard Foundation, Lucia Cha, our generous donors, volunteers, and audience.