‘Fast & Furious’ actor Sung Kang is coming to Tampa’s Gasparilla International Film Fest

The festival happens March 23-26.

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click to enlarge Sung Kang brought the character Han Lue from 'Better Luck Tomorrow' to 'Tokyo Drift,' then three more 'Fast' films. - Photo via Universal Pictures
Photo via Universal Pictures
Sung Kang brought the character Han Lue from 'Better Luck Tomorrow' to 'Tokyo Drift,' then three more 'Fast' films.
Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) has announced plans for its three-day celebration of movie-making, and they include a ride with a “Fast & Furious” star.

Sung Kang brought the character Han Lue from “Better Luck Tomorrow” to “Tokyo Drift,” then three more “Fast” films plus the franchise’s “Los Banderos" short. He is in Tampa with the director’s hat on to present the Florida premiere of his film “Shaky Shivers.” A press release says Kang will be joined by producer Bryan Yang, plus cast members Brooke Markham and James Bellinger, for
a post film discussion.

Gasparilla International Film Festival runs March 23-26 in various venues throughout Tampa, and all-film screening passes start at $120.

All told, GIFF 2023 includes 23 feature films, 50 shorts, five educational panels, four parties, a high school film competition and appearances from more than 50 filmmakers from around the world.

To kickoff the festival on opening night, March 23, director Michelle Danner will present the Florida premiere of “Miranda’s Victim,” based around the creation of Miranda Rights, at Tampa Theatre on Thursday, March 23.

GIFF’s closing film is also at Tampa Theatre on March 26 for the state premiere of “Blackberry,” the Cary Elwes-starring saga about the Canadian handheld mobile device that changed our texting habits forever.

A full schedule is to come, and more information is available via gasparillafilmfestival.com.

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