Gook

Gook


Director: Justin Chon
Genre(s):
Running Time: 94
Location: USA
DCFF SCreening: 2018

Synopsis

Eli (Justin Chon) and Daniel (David 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 (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 in L.A. as the “infamous” L.A. Riots break out.

Screening History & Awards

*Official Selection: Sundance, Munich, Independent Film Festival of Boston and Tallgrass Film Festivals

DCFF Screening Information

Saturday, February 24th, 4:30pm