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Steven Yeun, Alan S. Kim, Yuh-Jung Youn, Yeri Han, and Noel Cho in Minari. Lee Isaac Chung, Minari, 2020 (still); image: Josh Ethan Johnson/A24
In-Person Screening + Conversation

Diana Markosian’s Film Pick: Minari

Thursday, Oct 14, 2021

7 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater, Floor 1

This event occurred on October 14, 2021.

Watch a recording of the conversation following the film featuring photographer Diana Markosian, Academy Award nominee Steven Yeun, and GQ articles editor and writer, Christopher Gayomali.

Special guests:
Diana Markosian, photographer
Steven Yeun, actor
Christopher Gayomali, articles editor, GQ

Join us for a special evening of film and conversation featuring photographer Diana Markosian, Academy Award nominee Steven Yeun, and GQ articles editor and writer, Christopher Gayomali. Conceived by Markosian, the event brings together three creative voices to discuss the photographer’s work. Markosian recently photographed Yeun, the lead actor in Minari, for the cover of GQ magazine, which includes an in-depth interview of the performer written by Gayomali.

SFMOMA film programmer, Gina Basso, invited photographer Diana Markosian to select a film that resonated with her exhibition Santa Barbara, a body of work that reflects her family’s experience immigrating to the United States from Russia. Markosian’s selection, Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari, follows headstrong father Jacob (Steven Yeun) as he leads his family’s pursuit of the American dream in this elegiac study of Korean immigrants living in the South during the 1980s. This story of immigration and the rural setting stems from Chung’s own experience growing up on an Arkansas farm. Both resonate with Markosian’s story of her family’s move to the United States, a place built on mythologies, but where dreams often remain elusive.

Minari
Lee Isaac Chung, 2020, 115 mins. Color. Sound. Digital. In Korean and English, with subtitles.
Screens courtesy of A24 films.

As a safety precaution, seating will be limited to 50% capacity.