Director: Daryl Wein
Language: Original Version / Spanish subtitles
A dramatic comedy following a Korean American performance artist who struggles to be authentically heard and seen through her multiple identities in modern Los Angeles. “I first encountered Vivian Bang while she was doing a performance art piece at the Redcat Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Entitled, “Can You Hear Me? / LA 92,” this was an extraordinary piece in which Vivian embodied a Korean immigrant retelling the harrowing experience of living with her family under the duress of the LA riots in the early 90s. It is a slice of history rarely told and one that was certainly under explored in my secondary education in suburban Connecticut. All I recalled of the riots were images from the horrific beating of Rodney King and the civil unrest broadcast in graphic news reports from Southern California. Vivian’s visceral piece opened my eyes to the specific friction between the black community and the Korean American community, the glaring lack of accountability of the news media and police, the thousands of Korean businesses that were destroyed, and the lives that were lost, all told through the power of monologue”. Daryl Wein.
Daryl Wein, founded Mister Lister Films with his partner, Zoe Lister-Jones (BAND AID). He directed Greta Gerwig in Lola Versus for Fox Searchlight, Breaking Upwards for IFC Films, Blueprint for The Orchard, and Consumed for Mar Vista. He directed the documentary SEX POSITIVE (SXSW). He executive produced Band Aid, which premiered at Sundance in 2017, released by IFC Films. In TV, he directed for Mozart in the Jungle on Amazon.
Festivals and Awards
Cleveland International Film Festival (2018) | Nominated to Best American Independent Feature Film
Sundance Film Festival (2018) | Nominated to Audience Award
Toronto Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival (2018) | Winner Best Narrative Feature
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