A heartfelt film exploring families and relationships between Korean and African American communities set during the LA Riots. In honor of Black History Month, the Asian American Resource Center Film Series is proud to present Justin Chon’s GOOK as the third film in the AARC 2019-2020 Film Series. Complimentary tea, popcorn, and gimbap (Korean seaweed rice rolls) provided. This screening is free and open to the public. Free RSVP at aarcatx.eventbrite.com.
Eli (Chon) and Daniel (So) are two Korean American brothers that run their late father’s shoe store in a predominantly African American community of Los Angeles. These two brothers strike up a unique and unlikely friendship with an 11-year-old African American girl, Kamilla (Baker). As Daniel dreams of becoming a recording artist and Eli struggles to keep the store afloat, racial tensions build to a breaking point in L.A. as the “infamous” L.A. Riots break out.
GOOK is directed, written, and executive produced by Justin Chon. The film is produced by James J. Yi and Alex Chi, Executive Produced by Jin Lee, Eugene Lee, Pierre Delachaux, Sam Chi, Maurice Chen, Ian Choe, David Joe Kim, Gigi Tsui Kim, Raymond Kou, Nathan Kwong, Kirstin Bianchi, Jason Kim, James Sereno, Edwin Oh, John Nahm, Dennis Kwon, Naja Pham Lockwood, Jason Morales, Alan Pao, Brian Shin, Blaine Vess, Alex Bowles, Rich Young Jr., and Datari Turner.View Map