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Jon M. Chu Gets Kicked Out of His Own #GoldOpen Screening of ‘The Farewell’

“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu was reportedly kicked out of a New York screening of “The Farewell” that he sponsored himself in support of Awkwafina.

Last week the filmmaker announced on Twitter that he bought out a theater for a Saturday screening of the movie as part of the #GoldOpen movement, which aims to ensure opening weekend success for films featuring people of color.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director and Cast Buy Out Theaters For Awkwafina’s ‘The Farewell’

“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu and the hit film’s cast expressed their support for Awkwafina’s new film “The Farewell” by buying out theaters as part of the #GoldOpen movement.

The initiative, which aims to ensure opening weekend success for films featuring people of color, has recently become a tradition of sorts among Asian American artists in Hollywood.