NEXT FEST 2017: Gook
Check out the trailer for Justin Chon’s film “Gook,” which premiered in the Next Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and is playing at Sundance NEXT FEST in August 2017.
It’s 1992 in Los Angeles and Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, struggle to keep their father’s shoe store afloat. They’re the unlikely pals of Kamilla, a sassy, 11-year-aged African American girl from the neighborhood, who ditches school to secretly hang out at their store. When Kamilla’s brother Keith discovers that she’s spending time with “those gooks,” he plots revenge on them. Meanwhile, on the day of the announcement of the Rodney King verdict, larger acts of violence loom as the LA riots move closer to their world.
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