Aug 18 2017
Gook

Director: Justin Chon

Cast: Justin Chon, David So

Writer: Justin Chon

Producer: Alex Chi, James Yi, Ian Choe, Justin Chon and More

Synopsis: Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers who own a struggling women’s shoe store, have an unlikely friendship with 11-year-old Kamilla. On the first day of the 1992 L.A. riots, the trio must defend the store while contemplating the meaning of family and thinking about personal dreams and the future.

Why Open: The beloved Sundance hit was the first #GoldOpen-supported film, opened by Kevin Lin, Harpreet Rai, Andrew Chau, Albert Chen, Norman Liang, and Bing Chen.

Aug 8 2018
Crazy Rich Asians

Director: Jon M. Chu

Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Ken Jeong, Chris Pang, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronny Chieng, Remy Hii, Nico Santos, Jing Lusi

Writer: Adele Lim

Synopsis: This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.

Why Open: The first studio-backed film with an all Asian cast with Asian American leads in more than 25 years and highest-grossing romantic comedy in more than a decade, Crazy Rich Asians, based on the first of Kevin Kwan’s beloved trilogy, made critical, commercial, and cultural history under the direction of the pioneering Jon M. Chu.

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Aug 24 2018
Searching

Director: Aneesh Chaganty

Cast: John Cho, Michelle La, Joseph Lee, Sara Sohn

Writers: Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian

Producers: Sev Ohanian, Natalie Qasabian

Synopsis: David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides to search the one place that no one else has — Margot’s laptop. Hoping to trace her digital footprints, David contacts her friends and looks at photos and videos for any possible clues to her whereabouts.

Why Open: The Sundance-adored, critically-acclaimed inventive thriller from under-30 Director, Aneesh Chaganty, and #StarringJohnCho became one of the year’s artistically-defining films. It was the third film that #GoldOpen officially supported.

Oct 26 2018
BURNING

Director: Lee Chang-dong

Cast: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun

Writers: Jungmi Oh, Chang-dong Lee

Synopsis: Jong-soo runs into Hae-mi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood, and she asks him to watch her cat while she’s out of town. When she returns, she introduces him to Ben, a man she met on the trip. Ben proceeds to tell Jong-soo about his hobby.

Why Open: The critically-acclaimed South Korean selection for the 91st Annual Oscars dazzles with a Korean cast under the directorial tutelage of the legendary Chang-dong Lee.

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Dec 21 2018
Aquaman

Director: James Wan

Cast: Jason Momoa, Ludi Lin

Producers: Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong

Synopsis: Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people — and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm’s half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.

Why Open: A hapa Pacific Islander lead with an international Australian Asian director made what was once a laughed-at-superhero into one of the coolest. Wan has also now become the only director in history to have two multi-billion dollar film franchises for two different studios (#WanBillion).

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Jan 2 2019
Single Parents

Cast: Jake Choi

Synopsis: This ensemble comedy follows a group of single parents as they lean on each other to help raise their 7-year-old kids and maintain some kind of personal lives outside of parenthood. The series begins when the group meets Will, a 30-something guy who’s been so focused on raising his daughter that he’s lost sight of who he is as a man. When the other single parents see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the dating world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.

Jan 3 2019
Kim’s Convenience

Cast: Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon, Andrea Bang, Simu Liu

Writer: Ins Choi

Synopsis: The misadventures of a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store.

Why Open: The synopsis gives it away 😉

Jan 8 2019
GOOD TROUBLE

Cast: Sherry Cola, Kara Wang, Ken Kirby

Writer: Lauren Moon

Director (of pilot): Jon M. Chu

Why Open: Sherry Cola is a series regular, in addition to several other AAPI supporting castmembers. The pilot episode was directed by Jon M. Chu. CAPE New Writers Fellowship alum Lauren Moon was a staff writer for Season 1.