‘Gook’ Trailer: Justin Chon tackles a new perspective on the LA Riots

The provocatively titled Gook is about two brothers running their father’s shoe store amidst the fallout of the Rodney King era in 90’s L.A. These two brothers strike up a unique and unlikely friendship with an 11-year-old African American girl. As Daniel dreams of becoming a recording artist and Eli struggles to keep the store afloat, racial tensions build to a breaking point as the L.A. Riots break out.

Chon is inspired by Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing and this film seems to appear almost as homage. Gook premiered earlier this year at Sundace winning Audience Award. It is set to release in theaters August 18 in L.A.

 

 

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