The Crumbles

Event has passed (Sat May 11, 2013 - Sat May 11, 2013)
Roxie Theater
3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
Arts, Movies


Chicken Teriyaki Bingo Productions is proud to announce the world premiere of THE CRUMBLES. THE CRUMBLES follows the ups and downs of the greatest band in the world... that no one's ever heard of. This indie rock slice-of-life tragicomedy stars a talented up-and-coming, multi-racial cast including Teresa Michelle Lee, Katie Hipol and Jeff Torres, whose performances have been called “memorable and spirited” by the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

Darla (Katie Hipol) is an overly serious musician whose stagnant life is shaken up when her long lost best friend Elisa (Teresa Michelle Lee) shows up and crashes on her couch… indefinitely. Free-spirited Elisa has just moved back to Los Angeles after a devastating break-up, and no one else in their funky group of friends is willing to help her out. She is charming and musically gifted, making her the perfect partner in the band that Darla has long wanted to start up. But when the band gets rolling, insecurity, heartache, and oversized egos all work against them. While they both share dreams of rocking the globe, it becomes a monumental struggle just getting their new band out of the garage.

THE CRUMBLES is award-winning director Akira Boch’s feature film debut. Inspired by Boch’s real-life experience of playing in a garage band, it captures the feeling of excitement that comes with being a young adult — stepping out into the world on a new adventure with friends, beginning the fulfillment of a long-held fantasy. But the film also shows how reality eventually wins out – bringing disappointment and heartbreak, and forcing people to be resilient and grow.

Indie film fans and music lovers will be drawn in by the original soundtrack by Quetzal Flores, whose band, QUETZAL, has been called "provocative, heartfelt and strikingly original" by the LA Times. Spending months working on the songs in his home studio with the help of his musician friends, Flores produced a unique sound tailored for the fictional band and the actors’ real musical talents.

For more information about THE CRUMBLES and Chicken Teriyaki Bingo Productions, LLC, please visit or contact Gena at [email protected]


  1. Roxie Theater
    3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA