Playing at Pickford Film Center
72 minutes, Korean, English, In DOC-Social/Racial Justice, Doctober
Rated NR: _
Directed by: So Yun Um
Liquor Store Dreams is an intimate portrait of two Korean Americans, including director So Yun Um, who set out to bridge generational divides with their immigrant parents, who own liquor stores in Los Angeles. The film tackles the issues of racism as seen through the prism of Korean liquor store owners in predominantly African American neighborhoods–this inevitably takes us back to the ‘92 L.A. uprisings and Rodney King and forward to the current day Black Lives Matter movement.