Festival Visions: Liquor Store Dreams


Festival Visions: Liquor Store Dreams

Please note…

This online screening has reached its registration capacity*.
* Except Arts Circle and Film Lover Members – see ‘Registration Information’ below

Film Independent Presents: Festival Visions is a new three-part series that shines a light on films discovered this year in regional film festivals across the US. We’re excited to present these exceptional titles that are currently without distribution and deserve to be seen by a wider audience.

You’re invited to join us for an online screening of Liquor Store Dreams, followed by a pre-recorded conversation with director So Yun Um, moderated by Drea Clark (Programmer, Bentonville Film Festival).

Liquor Store Dreams was selected in partnership with the Bentonville Film Festival and will screen alongside Seasick. Executive Producer Diane Quon is a Film Independent Fellow, who participated in the Documentary Lab and Fast Track program.

Liquor Store Dreams is an intimate portrait of two Korean American children of liquor store owners who set out to bridge generational divides with their immigrant parents in Los Angeles.
2023, 85 minutes, color | Written by So Yun Um and Christina Sun Kim | Directed by So Yun Um | Main Cast: So Yun Um, Hae Sup Um, Danny Park, May Park, Mark Burton | Produced by So Yun Um and Eddie Kim | Executive Produced by Diane Quon, Daniel J. Chalfen, Tanuj Chopra, Bearcat Content

Registration Information

Film Independent Members and the general public can register for this event starting at 4:00 pm on Monday, May 15. | Registration is free; one registration per individual.

Arts Circle and Film Lover Members are guaranteed access to this event; email for more information.

How to Watch

On the first day of screening availability, registrants (and guests, when applicable) will be emailed a secure link by our partner Vision Media to watch this title in the Film Independent Presents Online Screening Room.


Film Independent is committed to hosting events that are accessible. For inquiries regarding accessibility, or to request an accommodation, please contact us at or 323 556 9305.

Closed captioning will be available for this film.

Online Screening Policies

Availability window and registration capacity may vary; always register as early as possible to ensure access. Links are watermarked, nontransferable and may only be used by the individual who completed the registration. Limit one link per individual, per event.

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Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.