ChinaSF to Host Shanghai Calling Movie Premiere

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Shanghai Calling

San Francisco, CA – ChinaSF will host the premiere of Paladin’s new film, SHANGHAI CALLING, on Wednesday, February 6th at The Premier Theatre at the Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco with Writer and Director Daniel Hsia and Producer Janet Yang in attendance.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will be joining Daniel Hsia and Janet Yang in welcoming the audience and introducing the film that evening.

Mayor Ed Lee is delighted that San Francisco will host the U.S. movie premiere of SHANGHAI CALLING. “San Francisco and Shanghai have shared a storied history with a Sister City relationship for over thirty years, enjoying great cultural and economic exchanges; we have also opened our first ChinaSF office in Shanghai to expand our economic development strategies and strengthen bilateral trade and investment,” said Mayor Lee. “It’s only fitting that San Francisco hosts the American premiere of the award-winning Shanghai Calling movie.”

The premiere event is made possible through the generous sponsorship of East West Bank, Veritas Investment Inc., and Nixon Peabody.

Tickets to the premiere are on sale at

SHANGHAI CALLING will be opening in San Francisco at the Presidio Theater on February 8th. Starting February 12th, SHANGHAI CALLING will also be available on demand on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox, PSN, DirecTV, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, and more.

SHANGHAI CALLING is written and directed by Daniel Hsia and stars Daniel Henney (The Last Stand), Eliza Coupe (ABC’s Happy Endings), Geng Le, Zhu Zhu (The Man with the Iron Fists, Cloud Atlas), Alan Ruck and Bill Paxton. SHANGHAI CALLING is a romantic comedy about modern-day American immigrants in an unfamiliar land – China. An ambitious New York attorney, Sam, is transferred to Shanghai on assignment, partially because he’s Chinese-American. A fish-out-of-water, he stumbles into a legal mess that could spell the end of his career. With help from a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected foreign businessman, a clever but unassuming journalist, and a street-smart assistant, Sam might just save his job, discover romance, and learn to appreciate the many wonders Shanghai has to offer. For more information, visit

Established in 2008, ChinaSF is an economic initiative of San Francisco in close partnership with the San Francisco Center for Economic Development. ChinaSF’s mission is job creation in San Francisco, accomplished through the recruitment and retention of companies in San Francisco and also inbound investment, at the same time helping San Francisco companies expand into the China market. Currently with offices in Beijing and Shanghai, ChinaSF is able to provide services to companies and investors with the generous support of Private and Corporate Sponsors. For more information:

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