You’re invited to join us for a theatrical screening* of Blue Bayou, followed by an in-person conversation with writer/director/producer/actor Justin Chon, moderated by Josh Welsh (President, Film Independent).
* Those attending this in-person event must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter, and wear a mask or face covering at all times. For those who cannot attend, a recording of the conversation will be available in the days following the event.
An official selection of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival from award-winning writer/director Justin Chon, Blue Bayou is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and stepdad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.
From Focus Features, Blue Bayou is only in theaters September 17.
2021, 112 minutes, color | Written and Directed by Justin Chon | Starring Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander, Mark O’Brien, Linh Dan Pham, Sydney Kowalske, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Emory Cohen | Produced by Charles D. King, Kim Roth, Poppy Hanks, Justin Chon
Film Lover Members are guaranteed access to, and receive priority entry at this event. Arts Circle Members are guaranteed access, and receive both priority entry and reserved seating. Email email@example.com for more.
Film Independent Members and the general public can register for this event starting at 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 2. | Registration is free.
On the day of the event, registrants may pick up tickets as early as one hour prior to the scheduled start time – look for Film Independent signage. Tickets are nontransferable and for general, unreserved theater seating only (except for Arts Circle Members). Attendees must be in their seat(s) at least 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Entry/seating will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand.
Proof of vaccination and masks are required. All guests must wear a mask or face covering upon entering and remaining within the venue. The mask or face covering must cover the nose, mouth and chin at all times.
AMC Sunset 5 offers three hours of free parking with validation; $2.00 every 15 minutes thereafter; daily maximum $24.00. Enter from Laurel Ave. or Crescent Heights Blvd. The garage is open 24 hours.
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Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.