There are some films that perform well with audiences. There are some films that poll well with critics. Then, there are films that dominate at award shows. However, there are few films that are capable of doing all three. After watching the trailer for Justin Chon’s Blue Bayou, it’s clear that the drama has the ability to do all three.
Led by Justin Chon and Alicia Vikander, the film tells the story of a Korean man who was raised in Louisiana and built a beautiful family. After 30 years of living in the United States, his status as an American resident is threatened following a violent encounter with police. Ultimately, he is faced with a tough decision. He can exit the country and endure a legal battle outside of the United States or he can stay and fight while risking his citizenship permanently.
“I wanted to tell a story of a real person, not a perfect individual,” Chon said.
“This film represents what America feels like and looks like.”
Blue Bayou will hit theaters on September 17. Check out the trailer below.