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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Los Angeles, 1999

Directed by Paul Lee

USA / 2016 / 7 mins / English, Korean / B&W / 4:3, D-Cinema

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Plays In:
I Got You, Fam

Downtown Independent
April 28, 2017 6:00 pm


Two brothers, Min-Jae and Min-Ho, decide to call their parents on New Year’s Eve, 1999. Min-Ho refuses to talk to his parents, and Min-Jae tries to investigate why. It turns out Min-Ho misses home. Meanwhile, Q and Ash walk around the streets. Ash clearly has something to say, but refuses to tell Q. At a corner store, the two brothers and the two friends cross paths. Ash calls them “chinks”. Min-Jae buys a disposable camera. On the way back from the store, Min-Jae advises Min-Ho to be careful at night, as he thinks there are “dangerous Blacks” roaming around. Ash finally confesses to Q that he wants to leave Los Angeles with him. Min-Jae and Min-Ho have a spontaneous photo-shoot. Min-Ho is reluctant, but Min-Jae insists. At the end of the night, the fireworks go off, and whatever problems they may have at the moment are put aside.

Director's Bio

Born in Malaysia to Korean parents, Paul spent his childhood in Malaysia and South Korea. In the 5th grade, his family immigrated to Princeton, New Jersey where he attended high school and found an affection for drums and golf. Now Paul lives in Los Angeles and attends the University of Southern California where he is learning the hardships of finding his self-identity and cooking meals.


Producer: Paul Lee
Director: Paul Lee
Writer: Paul Lee
Sound: Max Retik
Visual Effects: Yimin Zhang
Cast: Scott Jung, Alex Kim, Twon Pope, Rob Carpenter

Plays in

  1. I Got You, Fam

    Shorts Programs / 92 mins
    We’ll be just fine, pretending we’re not, we’re far from lonely, and it’s all that we’ve got. Whether in the city, or the suburbs, these stories behind and front of the camera showcases families in their elements; antagonizing, struggling, overcoming, supporting, and loving. — Kirby Peñafiel

    In This Program: 626, Los Angeles, 1999, Float, Little Lights, Flip The Record, Fragile (a portrait of Gil Batle), Lost Dogs

Dates & Times

Plays In:
I Got You, Fam

Downtown Independent
April 28, 2017 6:00 pm