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94 minutes · 2017

Comedy, Drama, Festival
Justin Chon wrote, directed, and stars in this bracing black-and-white comedy, which shows the first day of the 1992 LA riots through the perspective of a South Korean family running a women's shoe store in nearby Paramount. The two sons (Chon, David So) help their parents serve the mainly black and brown customers in their neighborhood, and the anti-Asian racism they endure throughout the day offers an intriguing counterpoint to the announcement of the Rodney King verdict and the chaos that ensues. Nodding to Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing and Kevin Smith's Clerks, this sophomore feature exemplifies the grunge and angst-ridden energy of the 90s, with a humorous streak as frank as its racially charged title.

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