WHO’S IN IT?
Justin Chon (21 & Over), Simone Baker (No Way To Live), David So (film debut), Sang Chon (film debut), Curtiss Cook Jr. (Naz & Maalik), Ben Munoz (A Father’s Journey), Omono Okojie (film debut), Kirlew Vilbon (All Out Dysfunktion!), Chris Jai Alex (Assassin’s Game), Cesar Garcia (Fast & Furious), Isaiah Jarel (Despair Sessions), Trinecia Moore-Pernell (See Dick Run), Natalie Sutherland (Eiderdown Goose), Taylor Thomas (film debut), Lando Wilkens (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Justin Chon (Man Up), director, writer; Alex Chi (Ktown Cowboys) and James J. Yi (Twinsters), producers; Roger Suen (Sacrifice), composer; Ante Cheng (film debut), cinematographer; Reynolds Barney (‘Ike: Knowledge Is Everywhere) and Rooth Tang (Sway), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Eli (Chon) and Daniel (So) are two Korean-American brothers who run their late father’s struggling shoe store in a predominantly African-American community of Los Angeles during the early 90s. They form an unlikely friendship with Kamilla (Baker), an 11-year-old African-American girl who has ditched school for the day, but when the Rodney King trial verdict sparks city-wise riots, the brothers must defend their store while also keeping young Kamilla away from harm…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Gook is a unique tale of race relations during a very troubling time in Los Angeles, which is expertly directed by actor-turned-filmmaker Justin Chon who turns it into a hard-hitting story of family.