RISE & SHINE: A STORY ABOUT BREAKFAST MAKERS
Directed by Justine Suh
Q&A to follow with filmmakers
Rise & Shine is a peaceful film that observes four diverse families as they prepare breakfast. Behind this intimate portrait of family life lies a question: why are women expected to do most of the housework, even today? By spending time in the kitchens of these families, we explore what is unique to each family, and what is universal. Family drama often unfolds around the table; in this case, it’s the breakfast table.
Post Screening Panelists:
Justine Suh, Director
Emily Kalish, Cinematographer
Justine Suh is a writer/director/editor. She was born in Indiana, but since lived in Vancouver, New York, and Seoul and travelled to almost 30 countries. Thanks to moving around often, she learned to appreciate all kinds of breakfast around the world. She got her BA in History with minor in Dramatic Literature at NYU, and just got her MFA at USC for Film & TV Production. She worked as a translator, but on her spare time, she received a certificate for Korean Royal Court Cuisine at the National Institute of Korean Royal Cuisine. She loves cooking and eating while watching food docs. Her favorite breakfast is grilled mackerel with white rice.
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