Directed by Justin Chon
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. Winner of the 2017 Sundance audience award, GOOK was written and directed by Justin Chon (Twilight franchise), stars Chon, David So (YouTube’s DavidSoComedy), and newcomer Simone Baker.
Screening made possible by: KoreanAmericanStory.org; Asian American Journalists Association NY Chapter; Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc.(KCS); Korean American Community Foundation (KACF)