POP 88 #42 – The House of Suh

While there were a lot of really fascinating documentaries shown at this year’s Hot Docs World Documentary Festival in Toronto this past week, one of the more stand out ones was “The House of Suh”. Directed by Iris Shim, the documentary shows the rise and demise of a Korean-American family that was so intriguing, it was made into a TV film called, “Bad To the Bone” in 1997 starring Kristy Swanson and Jeremy London.

I was able to sit down with Iris on the last day of the festival on Mother’s Day where we chatted over coffee about her film, identity and the state of the Asian American film industry in general. The podcast focuses just on the House of Suh but I’m thinking of releasing other parts of the conversation in my next podcast since we spoke for over an hour.

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1. ์ž˜๊ฐ€์š” ๋กœ๋งจ์Šค [Goodbye Romance] – Seo In Young (2010)
2. Monster – Drunken Tiger (2009)
3. ํ•œ๊ตญํž™ํ•ฉ์— ๋ฐ”๋ž€๋‹ค [I Want Korean Hip Hop] (feat. Blockbuster) – Cho PD (2010)
4. ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์€ ์—†๋‹ค [Loveless] – Gummy (2010)
5. ๋ฒ„์Šค๊ฐ€ ๋– ๋‚œ ๋’ค์— [After the Bus Left] (feat. Miryo) – K.Will (2010)

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About Xxxtine

The main Canuck here I (sometimes) give a different perspective. I used to be 'read only' but you can actually hear me via POP 88 on 8Asians podcasting sister site Popcast88.com. Always trying to find that right balance between fluff and substance, I tend to focus my interests in discovering different perspectives. Look forward to hearing (and perhaps seeing) things you wouldn't anywhere else. Current vice and embarrassingly obsessed with: Kpop group AFTER SCHOOL
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