To open its 2017-18 season, Fresno Filmworks presents “Pop Aye,” a road film about a disenchanted architect named Thana who bumps into his long-lost elephant, Popeye, on the streets of Bangkok, Thailand. After buying the elephant, Thana decides to travel back to the farm where the two grew up together, hoping to make sense of his career and marital troubles. Traveling across Thailand, Thana and Popeye deal with countless mishaps and meet colorful characters along their life-changing journey. Winner of the Special Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, “Pop Aye” is also the directorial and screenwriting debut of filmmaker Kirsten Tan. Starring Penpak Sirikul, Thaneth Warakulnukroh, and Bong the Elephant as Popeye. Presented in Thai, with English subtitles. Closed Captioning and other assistive listening services are not available for this film.
Director: Kirsten Tan
Thailand/Singapore • 102 minutes • Not rated
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Filmworks thanks K-Jewel 105.5 FM, The Fresno Bee, Vida en el Valle, and Stella Artois for their ongoing support.