STAND UP MAN
2017 | Narrative, Comedy | Canada | 85 min
Directed by Aram Collier
ARAM COLLIER IN-PERSON FOR Q&A!
The dreams of one aspiring standup comic take a beating in this comedy that satirizes a few stereotypes (Korean, Canadian, Millennial) while leading its hero, beleaguered Moses Kim (Jun), to a happy and much-needed attitude adjustment. Surprised with the deed to his parents’ small family restaurant on his wedding day, Moses, who can’t cook worth a darn, sees the escape to his dream future taking wing as he settles down to a workday life of drudgery, and soon, fatherhood. Director Collier leads Moses through a set of trials, including being saddled with the guardianship of his punky and curious teenage cousin from Korea, that test his sense of self as well as his sense of humor, before the standup man discovers that there’s more than one way to become a showbiz sensation. DigiBeta video. (BS)
Director Aram Collier will be present for audience discussion.