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Nov 4: Program 7 – Centrepiece Presentation: Gook + Dance Party

November 4

Program 7: Centrepiece Presentation: Gook

Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
November 4, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Description

(Drama Feature) Screening 25 years after the L.A. Riots, Gook, the CENTREPIECE PRESENTATION for VAFF 21, follows Eli (Justin Chon) and Daniel (David So), two Korean American brothers who own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla (Simone Baker), a streetwise 11-year-old African American girl. Kamilla ditches school, Eli stresses about the store, and Daniel tries to have a good time—just another typical day until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break out. With the chaos moving towards them, the trio is forced to defend the store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams, and the true meaning of family. From a recent interview with director/writer Justin Chon (Twilight, 21 And Over, Seoul Searching): “‘Gook’ in Korean actually means ‘country’…‘Mi gook’ directly translated means ‘beautiful country.’” Winner of several awards, including the Sundance Film Festival 2017 Audience Award, Best of Next!.

Followed by the 90s Hip Hop Dance Party at Sai Woo

Saturday, Nov 4 | Film screening at 7:30pm

After Party from 10:00 pm to close | Sai Woo, 158 E. Pender Street, Vancouver BC

Regular Rate | $25

Complimentary hors-d’oeuvres + a special cocktail by Grand Marnier and Cash bar.

MUST BE 19 TO ATTEND – ID MAY BE REQUESTED.

Admission to VAFF screenings is limited to those over 19 years of age holding a valid  VAFF membership card.

 

 

 


Precedes

  1. Gook

    Justin Chon / November 4 / USA / 2017 / Drama / 94 mins
    Screening 25 years after the L.A. Riots, Gook follows Eli (Justin Chon) and Daniel (David So), two Korean American brothers who own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla (Simone Baker), a streetwise 11-year-old African American girl.

    Preceded by: Nov 4: Program 7 – Centrepiece Presentation: Gook + Dance Party


Dates & Times

Program 7: Centrepiece Presentation: Gook

Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
November 4, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets