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Directed by Justin Chon

Narrative / USA / 2017 / Narrative / 94 mins / English


Alamo Drafthouse
March 11, 2017 9:00 pm At Rush


Drawn from his own childhood experience, Justin Chon’s sophomore directorial film shines a light on the Korean American experience during the 1992 L.A. Uprising. The film follows two Korean American brothers as they struggle to maintain their family’s shoe repair shop and their unlikely friendship with a young African American girl. Set against brewing tensions in the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict, GOOK highlights the continued relevance of the riots 25 years later.

Expected Guests in Attendance: Justin Chon (Director/Writer/Actor), Simone Baker (Actor), James Yi (Producer), Alex Chi (Producer), Alan Pao (Executive Producer)


Co-presented by: Korean American Professional Society, Asia Society Northern California Young Professionals Group


Writer: Justin Chon
Editors: Tooth Tang & Reynolds Barney
Producers: James J. Yi, Alex Chi
Executive Producers: Justin Chon, Jin Young Lee, Pierre Delachaux, Eugene Lee, Sam Chi, Maurice Chen, David Joe Kim, Gigi Tsui Kim, Nathan Kwong, Raymond Kou, Kirstin Bianchi, Ian Choe, Blaine Vess, Jason Kim, James Sereno, Jason Morales, Edward Oh, Brian Shin, Dennis Kwon, Alan Pao, Naja Pham Lockwood
Co-Producers: Nam Luong, Lily Vi Pham, Dan Fisher, David So
Co-Executive Producer: Joseph Dang
Camera : Ante Cheng
Cast: Justin Chon, Simone Baker, David So, Curtiss Cook Jr., Sang Chon, Ben Munoz, Omono Okojie

Dates & Times


Alamo Drafthouse
March 11, 2017 9:00 pm At Rush