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Tufts University, Barnum Hall 08

Egghead and Twinkie: Film Screening

The road ahead isn’t always straight. After awkwardly coming out to her conservative parents, an Asian-American teenage girl takes off on a road trip to meet her online crush with the help of her nerdy best friend.

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Egghead and Twinkie: Film Screening
Egghead and Twinkie: Film Screening

Time & Location

Jan 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Tufts University, Barnum Hall 08, 163 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155, USA

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About the event

Join Tufts FMS for a very special screening of Egghead and Twinkie, which will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Sarah Kambe Holland.  This screening is free and open to the community. Registration is not required, but if you would like to receive reminders and future emails about the event, please RSVP!

A follow-up conversation with writer/director Sarah Kambe Holland will be held Friday, January 26 at 9:30 am. For details, please visit the event page.

For details, fun facts,  and the film trailer, visit the Egghead and Twinkie YouTube page or the Egghead and Twinkie website.

About the film

"Director Sarah Kambe Holland’s road trip movie is a pure delight." - Neil Baker, Cinerama Film

Egghead & Twinkie, is a coming of age comedy about coming out of the closet. It follows an Asian American teenage girl who takes off on a cross-country road trip to meet her online crush with the help of her nerdy best friend. Produced on a micro-budget by a team of young tenacious filmmakers, Egghead & Twinkie is a movie created "by and for Gen Z" with a message straight from the heart.

After awkwardly coming out to her conservative parents, Asian-American teen, Twinkie, convinces her BFF Egghead to come along on a cross-country road trip to meet her online crush at “Lez Dance”, a big lesbian dance party in Texas. Unfortunately, Egghead has no idea what he’s being roped into, and he just confessed his long-hidden feelings for Twinkie with disastrous results.

Bursting with colorful animation and kinetic comic book flourishes, Egghead & Twinkie is a heartwarmingly sincere directorial debut about embracing your identity and the ups and downs of best friendship. Both the young and the young-at-heart are guaranteed to fall in love with this charming misfit duo as they navigate through first loves, white lies, and hilarious road trip shenanigans. Come along for the ride and this award-winning festival favorite is sure to make

you smile from ear to ear... and maybe even call your best friend afterward.

FESTIVAL CREDITS: Cinequest, BFI Flare, the Cleveland International Film Festival (Reel Women Direct Nominee), TIFF Next Wave, the Florida Film Festival (Audience Award winner), the Seattle International Film Festival (New American Cinema Nominee), and more!

About the director

Sarah Kambe Holland is a film director working between Austin, TX and New York City. She is best known for her debut feature film, Egghead & Twinkie, for which she was also the screenwriter, co-producer, and co-editor. In 2019, she received the Best Directing Award from the Women Making a Scene International Film Project.

Holland makes her living by directing commercial work for clients. She specializes in branded video content for social media, relying on her background as a YouTuber and TikTok creator. In 2020, Holland developed a viral TikTok campaign to raise funds for her debut feature, amassing millions of views and growing the @eggheadtwinkiefilm account to over 250K followers.

Her background as an actor has influenced the roles that she creates as a writer and director. She loves working with emerging talent and developing multi-faceted characters, with a special focus on telling queer and Asian American stories.

Sponsored by Tufts Film and Media Studies Program and the Tufts Diversity Fund. 

Co-sponsored by International Literary and Visual Studies at Tufts University, Tufts Asian American Center, Center for the Humanities at Tufts, Tufts ExCollege, Department International Literary and Cultural Studies at Tufts, Tufts LGBT Center, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at Tufts, and SMFA at Tufts

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