Albert’s film Descendants of the Past, Ancestors of the Future screened to an over-capacity audience at the internationally recognized screening series NewFilmmakers New York tonight at Anthology Film Archives on the Lower East Side. Albert, who served as writer and director, and actress Tina Chen were in attendance. The film tells the story of Andrew (Albert), the son of Chinese immigrants, who is about to become a father to a baby girl. Before she is born, however, Andrew desperately needs to understand how his mother (Golden Globe, Emmy, and Drama Desk nominated actress Tina Chen) and her own father could have lived apart for most of their lives. Founded in 1969, Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video, with a particular focus on independent, experimental, and avant-garde cinema.