LIQUOR STORE BABIES
Directed by So Yun Um
LIQUOR STORE BABIES explores the intersecting lives of two friends and their liquor store owning fathers. Director/star So Yun Um pulls from true-life experience, contrasting two sides of the same coin. She captures a candid look at how their lives and dreams are connected.
So Yun Um is a Korean-American film critic and filmmaker. She explores the intimate stories of marginalized people through her poetic visual language and poignant editing style. She runs the film website & YouTube channel, “So’s Reel Thoughts,” which highlights international, independent, and genre films. She is affiliated with various LA film festivals; and is part of the Women Film Critics Circle and VC’s Armed With a Camera 2018 class.
Director: So Yun Um
Producer: So Yun Um, Jean Rheem
Editor: So Yun Um, Jean Rheem
Camera Operator: Dawn Shim
Sound Recordist: Kathleen Choi
Shorts Programs / 34 minsVisual Communications is proud to guide the next generation of storytellers in visualizing their amazing stories through the Armed with a Camera Fellowship. Watch these films that range from a documentary about children born to Korean immigrant liquor store owners, to a narrative on growing up a Sikh child in America. - Milton Liu