Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN — After three years of hard work and dedication, the long awaited movie premiere of Opposite Blood, written and directed by Billy Xiong, premiered Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Carmike Cinema in Oakdale, MN. They will continue to have showings Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21, 2012 at 7pm.
A crowd and red carpet awaited the cast who clearly deserved the recognition for something they waited since July of 2009, when productions first began. Rocky Her, who stars as one of the main characters, name Jimmy, said, “I’m too happy and lost for words that I don’t know how to explain it anymore.” Christina Xiong, character name Brenda and daughter of Billy Xiong, commented, “Today is a very important day. I’m just so excited that I can’t think of my words anymore. We waited 3 to 4 years, I’m just too happy…I can’t believe my dreams are here today.
Click here to watch Suab Hmong News exclusive HIGHLIGHT cover the premier movie Opposite Blood at Oakdale, MN on October 19, 2012.
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Not only were the actors and actresses excited and thrilled to view their achievement tonight, but spectators who came to view the movie were also very proud and encouraging of the cast. Choua Her, who happened to not only be a spectator, but a brother and father to cast members in Opposite Blood, said that he came to support the film and cast members because it was a movie mainly written, directed and starred by Hmong individuals. He felt strongly that the Hmong community should continue to support events like this. “I want to say to the cast and to my brother and son to keep working hard, and we will continue to support you guys now and into the future.”