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‘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 […]

Justin Chon’s ‘Blue Bayou’ Lands Summer 2021 Release in Theaters

Filmmaker and actor Justin Chon's Blue Bayou, starring Alicia Vikander, is getting a high-profile 2021 summer release in theaters, Focus Features announced Friday. It will open June 21.

‘Ms. Purple’ Director Justin Chon Reflects on the Unifying Possibilities of Film

After winning the NEXT Audience Award at Sundance in 2017 for 'Gook,' Justin Chon returns with 'Ms. Purple,' a story of a Korean-American family in Los Angeles' Koreatown, on Sept. 6.

Justin Chon’s ‘Ms. Purple’ Set as L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival Centerpiece Film (Exclusive)

Justin Chon's 'Ms. Purple' and Emily Ting's 'Go Back to China' are the centerpiece films of the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival, which is set to run May 2-10.

Zurich: Festival Unveils Competition Lineup

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,' Justin Chon's 'Gook' among titles competing for Zurich's Golden Eye award.

Ava DuVernay Interviews ‘Gook’ Director Justin Chon: “Isn’t It Nice to Hear Filmmakers of Color Talk About Craft?”

The two shared a conversation at Sundance Next Fest after a screening of Chon’s award-winning L.A. riots drama.

‘Gook’ Director Justin Chon Reflects on L.A. Riots: “In ’92, Everybody Was Angry”

The filmmaker and star's Sundance award-winning drama depicts the events of April 29, 1992, through the eyes of a Korean shop owner and the young black girl who befriends him.

Sundance L.A. Riots Drama ‘Gook’ Nabbed by Samuel Goldwyn

Justin Chon wrote, directed and stars in the black-and-white feature set on the first day of the L.A. riots.

‘Twilight,’ ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Actors to Star in Drama ‘Taipei’

Justin Chon and Ellie Bamber have joined the drama from director Jason Lester, which has begun principal photography.

Where Are the Asian-American Movie Stars?

After an uproar over the whitewashing of Asian characters in 'Doctor Strange' and 'Ghost in the Shell,' THR looks at how Asian-American representation can be improved in Hollywood.

‘Revenge of the Green Dragons’ Star Justin Chon Signs With APA (Exclusive)

The actor played Bella’s human friend Eric in the 'Twilight' franchise