Gook

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Film:

Gook

Showtimes:

Friday Sep 22 01:00 PM
Friday Sep 22 07:30 PM

Location:

Doris Duke Theatre

Price:

Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


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About the Film:

Part of Korean Cinema 2017

Written and directed by Justin Chon. USA. 2017. Starring Justin Chon, Simone Baker, and David So. 94 mins.

Korean American brothers Eli (Justin Chon, The Twilight Saga, Seoul Searching) and Daniel (David So, DavidSoComedy) run their late father’s shoe store in a predominantly African American community of Los Angeles. The pair strike up an unlikely friendship with 11-year-old Kamilla (Simone Baker). As Daniel dreams of becoming a recording artist and Eli struggles to keep the store afloat, racial tensions build to a breaking point on the first day of the 1992 L.A. Riots.

Sundance Film Festival Official Selection 

Friday, Sep 22 at 7:30pm: Professor Cheehyung Harrison Kim from University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will provide a short introduction before the film.

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