Asian American International Film Festival: Ms. PurpleVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Centerpiece Film Screening and Reception
Part of the 42nd Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society
Dir. Justin Chon
2019. USA. 87 min. Color. English / Korean. New York Premiere.
From award-winning filmmaker Justin Chon (GOOK, 2017), MS. PURPLE is a poignant drama about Asian American sister and brother, Kasie (Tiffany Chu) and Carey (Teddy Lee), who were raised and are now seemingly stuck in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Abandoned by their mother and brought up by their father, the siblings continue to struggle with deep emotional wounds from the difficulty of the parental dynamic. Now, with their father on his death bed, the estranged Carey comes home to help Kasie care for him. As they reunite over their dying father, Kasie and Carey confront their shared past, attempting to mend their relationship.
The 42nd Asian American International Film Festival runs from July 25 to August 3.
Since 1978 the Asian American International Film Festival, produced by Asian CineVision, is the nation’s first and longest running festival of its kind and the premier showcase for the best Asian independent and Asian American cinema. AAIFF is committed to film and media as a tool for social change and to the support of diversity and inclusion in independent cinema and the Asian American media arts.