DisOrient 2008 Opening Night: 'West 32nd' - Screening A
Director Michael Kang (THE MOTEL) returns in his second outing with WEST 32nd. Highly considered one of Asian Americas rising young directors, Kang delivers a beautifully shot film set in one city block in Manhattans Koreatown.
John Cho (HAROLD AND KUMAR, STAR TREK) plays John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer who takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge. In the process he finds himself mixed up with the seedy and dangerous Korean underworld. Infiltrating the knotty and complex realm of Korean organized crime to search for clues, he meets his match, Mike Juhn, a rising soldier in the syndicate. Recognizing John's determination and daring, Mike brings John into his confidence, furtively drawing him into his scheme to re-shuffle the Korean underworld. Though they become fast friends, they just as quickly end up trying to outfox each other as they discover they'll both do anything to win.
Also stars Grace Park (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA)
Bijou Arts Cinemas
492 East 13th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
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