The Good About “Bad Axe,” Is With The Family

David Siev follows his family during the COVID-19 pandemic, showing the effect of Trump's hate speech and the impact of participating in Black Lives Matter; the documentary also shows the decisions this Asian-Mexican-American family had to make, forced by the COVID-19 closures. They live in Bad Axe, Michigan, which is majorly caucasian, and own a restaurant. 

It is a documentary that will resonate with many people and reminds you of the courage of immigrants. One of the highlights is the love the members of this family show for each other, reflected in the daily routines and in the biggest decisions each one of them has to make.

What is powerful about this film is the way David tells such a personal story, and how beautiful images he shows. His parents and his siblings, each in their own way, present themselves as people with character and courage, and their personalities show up, entertaining the viewer. 

I had the opportunity to watch the film in San Francisco, at a private screening. The Siev family was in attendance and I was delighted to meet them in person. The film premiered in the United States on November 18, 2022, both online and at movie theaters. I recommend it!
-Lupita Franco Peimbert.

To purchase or rent the documentary on streaming services, please go to Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ and iTunes, Vudu, or Spectrum On Demand.

For a listing of the theater showtimes for “Bad Axe,” please visit Fandango, a website featuring movie theater showtimes.


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