2018 | Narrative, Drama | USA | 82 min
Directed/Written by Joanne Mony Park
JOANNE MONY PARK IN-PERSON FOR Q&A!
“Tenderly told and visually sublime…striking in its subtle and meticulous allure.”-- Kathy Rong Zhou, Slug Magazine
“Cinematically innovative and deft, and a lovely work of art.”-- Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail
A Korean American brother and sister follow diverging paths to independence in this polished and stylish first feature distinguished by innovative camerawork and dreamy interludes. Brother Christopher recedes into the background as the traditional good son, sacrificing stoically for the family, while daughter Hana (fashion model Kim), leads a double life, pursuing a covert career as a model while working as a waitress in the family restaurant and serving as a caregiver to their chronically ill mother. Hana is also secretly exploring her growing attraction to women, and when a new relationship with the warmly openhearted Latina Nico (Griz) threatens to turn
serious, she is forced to choose between love and her conservative family. In English and
Korean with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)
Director Park will be present for audience discussion. Ticket-holders are invited to the opening reception for the art exhibit “On/Off Grid” from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in our Gallery/Café.