United States Artists: Virtual Salon
6 – 6:45PM
Join us for a conversation between USA Initiatives Director Lu Zhang and renowned filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung (Film, 2012), whose most recent film Minari has been nominated for six Oscars in 2021, including Best Picture. Chung is a writer and director who grew up in Lincoln, Arkansas, on a small farm in the Ozark Mountains. His first feature film was the Rwandan family drama Munyurangabo, which premiered at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival to great acclaim. His other feature films are Lucky Life, Abigail Harm, and I Have Seen My Last Born.
In addition to its Oscar nominations, which also include Best Director and Original Screenplay, Minari won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Chung is currently working on an adaptation of the Japanese anime film Your Name for Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures.