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Raising Our Voices: How the Artisans of ‘Blue Bayou’ Redefined American Identity

Blue Bayou, Justin Chon’s third consecutive drama that seriously explores the Korean American experience, presented the filmmaker with his biggest challenge yet. In the Focus Features release, the writer-director also stars in the central role of Antonio, Korean by birth but brought up in Louisiana by an abusive adoptive father and an adoptive mother who […]

‘Hollywood Remixed’: Jose Antonio Vargas and ‘Blue Bayou’ Director/Star Justin Chon Tell Stories About Undocumented Immigrants

The “Documenting the Undocumented” episode of Hollywood Remixed, The Hollywood Reporter‘s topical inclusion-themed podcast explores narratives about undocumented immigrants with two special guests. Pulitzer-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas is, for many, the public face and also voice for undocumented immigrants in this country. The former Washington Post reporter learned the truth about his status as […]

Cannes: Immigration Drama ‘Blue Bayou’ Could Go Either Way Come Awards Season

Blue Bayou, a drama about America’s deeply flawed immigration system, had its world premiere Tuesday as part of the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival. Written and directed by and starring Justin Chon, its reception from audience members (tears and applause) differed considerably from its reception from critics (it stands at a […]