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An American Girl Story: Ivy & Julie 1976 - A Happy Balance (2017)

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Set in 1976 San Francisco, Ivy Ling is a Chinese-American who struggles to find a balance between her two cultural identities. With the help of her best friend, Julie Albright, Ivy makes a ... See full summary »

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Sasie Sealy

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May Chan
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Cast

Cast overview:
Nina Lu ... Ivy Ling
Hannah Nordberg ... Julie Albright
Gwendoline Yeo ... Marilyn Ling
Rob Yang ... Sam Ling
Lance Lim ... Andrew Ling
Elizabeth Sung ... PO-PO
Tzi Ma ... Gung-Gung
Caitlin McGee ... Coach Gloria
Karen Huie ... Auntie Yin Wa
Kyra Lyn ... Missy Ling
Zane Smith Zane Smith ... Cathy
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Set in 1976 San Francisco, Ivy Ling is a Chinese-American who struggles to find a balance between her two cultural identities. With the help of her best friend, Julie Albright, Ivy makes a tough call on two important events in her life when her gymnastics tournament and family's Chinese New Year dinner land on the same day.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Be Yourself
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Written by Sam France and Jonathan Rado
Performed by Foxygen
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