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— by Lisa Trifone: Back in the “before” times (before pandemics, before lockdowns, before movies were limited to what we can stream from home), a film like Lucky Grandma relied on the buzz generated around top-notch film festivals to build its audiences. After premiering at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival (the 2020 edition, slated for last month, was canceled), Sasie Sealy’s debut feature film—about a Chinese grandmother in New York City who runs into trouble when a bag of money literally falls on her lap—found success at the likes of the London Film Festival, Cucalorus and more…

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