Check out a new film clip from HAPPY CLEANERS that will have its World Premiere at the 2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and is also screening at the 2019 CAAMFest in San Francisco next month! This compelling narrative taps into the immigrant experience to tell a story that will appeal to all audiences regardless of race and social background.
Directors Julian Kim and Peter S. Lee have crafted a true independent film, funded via Kickstarter with the support of KoreanAmericanStory.org that spotlights real first generation struggles and celebrates how people overcome obstacles through love & hard work.
ABOUT THE FILM: Immigrant families and first-generation kids battle over cultural traditions while undergoing assimilation to an adopted homeland. HAPPY CLEANERS dissects this fraught experience through the lens of a contemporary Korean American family and their struggles to save their dry cleaning business in the diverse neighborhood of Flushing, Queens NY. (Synopsis by LAAPFF programmer Jeremy Gaudette)
Director: Julian Kim, Peter S. Lee
Writer: Kat Kim, Julian Kim, Peter S. Lee
Producer: Kat Kim, Julian Kim, Peter S. Lee, Hj Lee, Theresa Choh-Lee
Cast: Charles Ryu, Hyanghwa Lim, Yeena Sung, Yun Jeong
TRT: 96 minutes
Language: Korean, English, English Subtitles