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"justin chon" Discussed on The How-to Entrepreneur

The How-to Entrepreneur

07:40 min | Last month

"justin chon" Discussed on The How-to Entrepreneur

"Solar projects about the rooftop solar that i know is pretty common in california. That's happening here too. But it's the grid scale. We're already were already at a little over seven thousand in today and bus going to thirty thousand twelve now. This is out of his system. That is Seventy nine seventy eight thousand megawatt p. Which is what we were looking at. i guess the agency. But they're forecasting this coming summer out of an installed capacity of hawks more ninety thousand megawatt hours so over thirty of where we're going to have you know in the next year's thirty of our solar we. We're going to generate a huge proportion of our wholesale electricity here in texas on their new roles. I don't really think about that when they think about texas incubator spraying oil and gas and all the rest of that. But that's the stuff that we set that we've balanced round is all pretty much brand new In the last year very efficient gas biotechnology so in a because we have a competitive market. It's it spurs a lot of innovation because we have a lot of access open access to to folks bringing new ideas here there's a tremendous amount of innovation that's occurring in energy specifically because that's part of our dna as well so it's an. It's an interesting place to be. There's whether that's demand response. Demand management additional types of grit scale storage. It's occurring through kinetics for battery technologies or whatever that is and i think the the battery technology probably need to not be lithium ion probably a better solution Just all is all come to to pass. And i think there's a tremendous metabolic between the space for any of the folks that are entrepreneurially-minded that They're listening to your show. Yeah you just made in china. I'm good points. I mean the fact that people when they're you know they're uneducated view on texas somewhere us as you're at Technology wise they think of you guys you know texas the you know the surroundings cowboys just that whole history that you guys had which is which is the foundation of guys for sure but i mean where i mean it. Just it explains why. Silicon valley is moving to texas. All these great ideas are coming into texas you guys are literally gonna be at the forefront of all these new energy solutions and you mentioned that you know solar wind even even more recently uranium starting to catch up. You guys are in the midst of all that i mean. There's not gonna be a single touch point that you you personally unaware of after a week of it becoming just industry and related news and that's great because what does that mean for the company. What does that mean for. The consumer things are only going to get better. You guys are only going to get more advanced and you guys are gonna stay in the front sort of pacesetting so to speak up. I'm curious how are we currently Going to get to one hundred percent renewable energy country. I don't think you can get there without Affected storage that is the that is the the perpetual achilles heel with some of this. And you really start to run into problems with resiliency without having some of for edge. And so i think that that's where the next big revolution com. I've said this to search for some time Where way will this all go. And it's interesting if you think about a traditional power plant let's just say natural gas fired power plant. You have a capital cost of installing that power plant and then you have a maintenance expense every time you run it and you have a very harsh of the fuel and there may be. You might do a good job from hedging your fuel costs or whatever have you. But that's part of the overall mix one. The interesting things about renewables is no wind definitely has a variable maintenance expense associated with solar on the other hand. It's very difficult for me to discern any variable expenses associated. There's a major maintenance cruel associated with some of that or if there is For replace spend things that have a life cycle demus. Now so you know. I think about sundays other businesses. Like think about the telecommunications business that's all about installing infrastructure but the cost to actually move data is very very small. It's not almost nothing. Whereas in the energy business it's kind of been the other way around that if fuel our fuel component is very large component of of our cost to serve these customers but when we start moving towards the adna some of these other grenoble technologies where the fuel is essentially three. It starts to look more like telecommunications and so when it starts to look like as space where if you can bring technological advancements in the marketplace but rowers the install cost of that capacity you can get your your cataracts lower and lower and lower to innovation material sciences or through innovation in some other some other piece of technology a tree. Then you're gonna you're gonna beat these traditional of power generation resources all things being equal. The thing with renewables is though and tell people how d- ability to only consumer electronics when it's available which. I don't really foresee happening anytime. They could see what will feature you're gonna have to figure out a having another source that's available. The system swing on With our non dispatched over nearly sources. So i think that's why battery or some type of a good skill. Storage is a really important leg to that that whole thing being a reality and we might run into trouble if we try to push that before. We're ready for prime time because people used to reliable and robustness in their infrastructure. Like people freaked out here in february understandably so number expected to have a problem. Yeah i mean. I think if we if we don't if we're not circumspect about the way this whole thing works make sure that we have the appropriate kind of resilience without us quin toppling. The costs to actually receive trysofi You we'd take our time and we need to be methodical and and think to these things appropriately it is. It is quintessentially technology problem and there will be a technology solution. There's question my mind. It's just a matter of time. It is awesome Justin chon everything that i wanted to. Is there anything that you didn't get a chance to bring up her mentioned before we move into some more rapid fire questions and get us out of here. I'm good awesome. I i d- follow anyone or any newsletters in the entrepreneurial space i don't i don't really oh specific to entrepreneurial space me. I'm always looking for emerging technologies. I think that's one of the things that we have done. Well you're is. There always a ton of really smart people that come up with amazing insights on things. Some people really struggled to commercialize those technologies. And i'm always looking for something that's gone on in a different industry that we might be able to break to improve the service offering to provide something that hasn't ever been able to be provided for right so if i were an entrepreneur. Iv looking a sponge to look at anything. that's new. And how can i incorporate. Yep secondly where do you see yourself in ten years..

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"justin chon" Discussed on Asian, Not Asian

Asian, Not Asian

08:02 min | 2 months ago

"justin chon" Discussed on Asian, Not Asian

"You saying if that was the case then maybe china wouldn't really care because this guy's like oh. I'm from connecticut right then. It would be a little bit more. So there's a there's a new movie that's coming out and this turtles are. There is a turtles coming out. These guys are from fucking space right. We're not gonna hear from. There's no space people going. This doesn't space people you know. No but like there's another one ashes was a it's a it's about like lou louisiana asian person A marvel movie. No no no. It's like an indie movie. Oh i've seen ads for this. He's like he's he's like he's a dad right. Yeah he's author and he is like kind of i. I think that he's a korean adoptee. He was raised in this little town. So he has this crazy like like by you. Accent and everything about justin chon. Justin chon And this person you know. It's obviously not the same thing because it's not the same scale of the movie but like this is like a is is supposed to be you know someone from louisiana clearly is not a person from from asia asia right and so you have a little bit less of an issue about like representation quote unquote from asia. Because this person isn't supposed to represent asia. This guy is from louisiana this character from the so you know that's where i think the tension is because now hollywood is trying to do this thing where it's like. Oh we got an asian american character. Also he's asian right geiss right. So that's where people started like kind of weird about it. Yeah that's a really good point and is such a big. It's a block. It's such a big movie like people in targeting upset. Because they're like that's the pinnacle of hollywood. That's a right wing. I feel like hey listen. There's all kinds of hot people. Okay let's all be more accepting of all these different looks mouhot. You can be hot. You can be fumi hot in certain very very specific circumstances and just yeah thinking about the i think the best analogies like okay. Jonas brothers right jonas brothers. So there's why there's there's joe jonas jonas brothers or hey there's three of them joe joe jonas people. He's he's like people voted him as the hottest one. Nick jonas who married the fucking girl. From game of thrones. And there's fucking kevin jonas okay and he's like not the hot one but there's a lot of girls who find kevin to be the most attractive one right so i think it's that nobody i guess what i'm saying is like nobody gets mad at someone for finding kevin jonas hot and right and again that goes back to like with white people. It's like yeah. I can do anything. I can find whatever. Adam dry i can. I can find adam driver. Google kevin jonas me. I don't i wish i knew which was which is just based on what you said. I'm going to try to guess. I'm gonna try to guess which one's the okay. Okay yes kevin. Okay okay. I get it. Kevin just looks like a friend's dad or something. He just like a regular guy. Yeah yeah but older. He's looking good. I'm just joe are neck and neck. Yeah they're very attractive. But kevin. yeah. Kevin is some people find him attractive. Because that's what was some people find him attractive and we don't have to give mad about it. There's room for all of the jones. let's go to. Let's go to them. They're going to say. I've just got to say like fucked up shit about talking about race issues. I mean outside of asia. Asia and american asian and like especially dealing with like what. Why people are doing in media is fox with your head because why people are doing weird shit so now. You're now when you know like an asian persons like are they like picking this person instead of a hot kinda like now. I'm like getting all conspiracy brain. Do you know what i mean. It sounds crazy and then you're like away. They do be doing that so they do be now now now we often sit here and talk about it on our fucking podcasts. Do you know what i mean and break it down and this joe angrily emailing the both of us. oh my god. But jesus flipped. Wanted us to talk about this in the question really is. Does anyone find jiangxi hot. Okay how about that young right. The hopping the hopping vampire say kind of kinda high. Kinda hot by the way. Google to look for the halloween show and they have sexy kangxi halloween costumes for women. Oh shit hot lesion girls like big boobs wearing the kangxi costume of committees curve and hopping around and with the nails and everything you imagine. We got an unsolicited question. Which is great. Someone emailed us. And i'm going to hide the identity this person because they asked us to. But i'll just read the requests here. This person works gonna call them tj. I request i have a question for you and a possible topic for your podcast. Do you have any advice on how to propose to an asian lady already going to get already right away as soon as this person brings us up. It's going to be a weird. I'm very much going to propose to her. But i'm not sure how. I might go about this a latino mexican spanish and cheese korean if that helps keep it simple something elaborate and that's it etc. Yeah hey you know you love. I guess what what i wanted to open it up. This person wants to ask this person. Wants to ask and asian lady to to marry him. I guess the first thing is don't call her asian lady. This is ground. I don't think he's. I don't think he's ready for marriage. Br i know the way. He's talking about an issue. But i think you should put away that ring. This is how you do it. You ask her dad. Oh yes okay. That's just ask her dad that's it and he says yes. Then that's the end. I had a traditional korean wedding. Did you yeah. part of. The ritual was He had to bring a mallard to my moss. Yes yes except the mallard so yeah. Bring a vietnamese people. You're going to go to the mallard duck you go to. You're supposed to go to the the woman's house the house and you're supposed to do all this big offering of stuff and it's like gifts all these different gifts but like multiple packages multiple version version but multiple copies of them. Because what happens is you're supposed to take those gift to the bride's family and the bride will distribute those gifts to their friends so it's like partying you know so funny about this is like We were like oh what a racist question. Ha ha and as we start answering the actual traditional way it actually like i feel like a lot of traditional methodologies are like it sounds like something a white guy would make up. I was thinking that the traditional thing like bring a mallard the flare. very it's very says very sexist. It's all it's all about like treating the women as a piece of property has something in return for the for the woman. Russell don't don't get it twisted like like point. I remember like. I wasn't born but apparently when my dad asked my mom for marriage she came over to her house wearing a suit and then he just like. There's like in japanese houses. There's like a little entrance thing we take off your shoes..

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"justin chon" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

05:07 min | 2 months ago

"justin chon" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"The bag Is means hard to think of the bad in this Could even be a bad experience. You hat or a bad know. Tough or difficult. thing to actually negotiate when you're actually making this thing. Yeah the bad is. The bad is Just mere fact that this issue is happening. That i had make this film You know shooting in new orleans also a very temporal place so We got flooded out of certain places like a few times. That really was made shooting difficulties. Be lost as You know and and it's pretty gnarly place to shoot. They have gators and you know all sorts of crazy stuff you know in those by us. It's dangerous and i'm gonna have this little girl with me. You know in the by you in life. She almost falls in the water on my grabbing. Order to make sure like you know like she could get eaten on and You know just indie filmmaking as a whole leg is bad is is you. Don't have never have enough days. You never have enough time. You never have enough resources or money So it's just trying to make do. Also the bad is like the fact that i did act dragged in this film. Just that you guys know when you act directing a film your performances an actor as also directing comes last you are an afterthought everybody's taking care of everybody else in your men to your your expected to just stuck it up You don't get the benefit of waiting trailer and asking for a breakfast burrito you you have to be on set and you have to be there. I won their last one out and on top of that. You're expected to the emotional scenes. Will i am expecting myself to do these emotional scenes So that's also the bad the wgn of it all the wto from of it. All is i. guess.

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"justin chon" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

05:57 min | 2 months ago

"justin chon" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Of all brings an exposure and understanding and and sort of like a forces people to have to think about us. Secondly is that emotional response to get hopefully will Cause some people to take action in and do something about this. I'm not a politician dummy dude. I couldn't even tell you. How like the presidential like all the steps to the president president gets enough it. I couldn't tell you that what i am. Good at his telling an emotional story In in in bringing light to something and then you know the people who are experts at this can take it from there and take it to the right people. You know to your point about wondering what happens next right. I mean if you really want to assert your attorney as what you should do is you should actually do a sequel of making a completely different genre like it's like all of a sudden a slapstick. You know romantic comedy or like a horror story or whatever that is a joke but even the reason why i think that's possible in my head like that you could you know do that is because you have such a freaking talented cast of actors that you brought on board who have done work in so many different capacities I know we got a jump over to the good gift but just a quick you know. Want to talk to you. A little about gathering folks like the kander and nobody curtis hall dot com. It's amazing how. How did you actually pull the together gathering. You know where they the people you kind of ultimately imagined to fill those roles when you pull this together so you know. I think what's incredibly helpful. As my is the body of work. I am creating and people. It's very clear to people what what what my goals are trying to do. So lisa you know I wrote a letter. I always i always you know it's not it's not an accident. Detriment both our american. I wanted You know when when non-americans play americans there they have the advantage of being an outsider in every choice. You make about playing an american for this. In this case. American women intentional choice. They get to decide. What parts of american nist. They wanna highlight in that to me is is incredibly Fascinating so you know. At least i had seen a first phone purer along. Time goes swedish film. And i thought she had so much humanity. And as we all know as asians i had credible amount of chung in hong right. She's just has that right. She had she. Has she feels korean. People love her. you know like. But like i just. She feels so korean. And i and she told me that she thinks like maybe she was created in a past life or something. I don't know. But but i wrote her a letter. We got on zoom. And i was just like you know it'd be credible you get offered all these courses dramas period pieces. Don't understand like where you actually come from. You're working class from sweden for gone. Bergen and i. I see that and she was just like. That's really funny because you're right. I never get offered these blue collar. Salt the earth characters. They're always elevated sort of high-concept and that really excited her in. I think ultimately is what made her decided to the film linden. Of course we all know she. She did indochino with catherine nov and she was in beat them hearts gift that jack did you know she's a piano teacher she's a she's an og..

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"justin chon" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

05:00 min | 2 months ago

"justin chon" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"To make this character. Feel three dimensional. He must have flaws. We cannot make him a princeton perfect. And you know because then it would become a propaganda piece you know. So it's like he is not without sin either in ultimately. I don't want this film to be taking. As like a preachy type of film. Hence you know like i'm not trying to alienate like i'm not trying to alienate cops. Like you have to cops. You know you have one cop that if you think about it. He's not shithead he's just trying to. He's just trying to be a part of his daughter's life. He's completely justified in everything. He's doing the other. Comp is just trying to back up his partner now avi in the wrong way you know and you know he's he's he beat up somebody but like but but but he's trying to back with his partner in and you know the mother Mother is jus- concerned for his granddaughter and daughter right The the ice agent i. I guarantee there's plenty of ice ages that find that their friends are being deported on. And that's all to say you know. I don't want this film to be like a political empathetic. It's a human foam. It's about the human condition it's about you know One person's that's going through this You know a process of being deported in what. It's like you know in in order to do that fairly. I think like you have to treat all the characters fairly you know in in It sort of the reason. Why designed it. In that way you know just in this movie wreck. I've like it wrecked like credits roll. Now's like wrecked. But here's the thing. I knew it would like going into it. I knew it. would you know you come in with. I think there's a certain level expectation. Can you maybe talk about like that. Because this story you have engineered the story in a certain way to do..

"justin chon" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

02:10 min | 2 months ago

"justin chon" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"It's the reality for just a lot of people you know and and an regardless of asian or not you know like not everybody lives sm. You know A blessed life. You know it's it's it's it's the experience of quite varying in in what i have found in asian american cinema is we tend to be do-gooders we even got an. I did a film with away. You know like. I act in his film coming home again in a guy that went to Ivy league school when an prep school. And but it's not the people i grew up with you know And there's a sense of like. I don't quite see enough blue collar like just average people in asia american cinema. I feel It's usually at least middle class right And i i also wanna represent those those people you know and i think that with this film. He's just trying to make it work man he's just trying to like he's just trying to get on with it in like he's one of the themes it do people deserve second chances in. Yeah he has a criminal record but like do people deserve second chances like you know and i think that your environment you know. People can debate about this but your environment. Sometimes it makes things much harder right in in in this case. We're looking at someone who doesn't have the resources to hire the best lawyer to fight this. You know you know unjust sort of like law. That's legislation that's causing him to deport you know in That's the case for a lot of people is lawyer like the legal system is expensive. It's very costly in. Most people don't have the resources to to to Navigate that with financially. You know and i think that that is the reason why i just i wanted to Put it in a situation where it's like. Listen he's trying but but at the same time is he trying in the right way..

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"justin chon" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

04:43 min | 2 months ago

"justin chon" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"I step behind a camera because of dissatisfaction of of louis was available to me as an actor and also I felt that. I had enough of a skill set to be able to get behind the camera and change what i realized that how i can serve the community in the world is a whole better is is sort of contributor creator In an artist is to you. Know obviously tar stories but first and foremost is to bring empathy community bring understanding compassion to asian americans And secondly is to show hugging coexist in this fucking country. Now like this this crazy country we live in. You know the social experiment of country that we live in and how we can possibly coexist so those have been my two guiding forces For all of these films so if you look at all of them you know. They bring empathy asian americans Albeit donors or. You know a person who is running Incompetent or you know a girl. Who's hosting in town tramping empathy I'm also trying to normalize our experiences In in that's the common thread that that that i have in all of these films. It's no different for blue by you. I'm trying to normalize asians living in the south We all know that. There's a huge vietnamese population. There's also koreans that live down there. There's chinese people that live down in new orleans. They have accents in. It's so weird because like people think that exotic but like it's not they exist in in all it takes a little bit of exposure and that's why if you look at the first team to this film i don't cut away. I just leave it on the on him speaking. And you kind of get the sense of who he is. What is life is like in. And i don't let you. I don't let you look away by by cutting to anybody else. You have to deal with it but what that does is immediately gets out of the way it gets the accent out of the way gets the that has a white stepdaughter. Out of the way gets the tattoos. I i it just you. You forgive all that and you can go along for the ride and it just becomes a normal thing that you don't really think about ten minutes into the film loved how that open not just because it was such that classical moment regardless of where you come from within larger frame of asian america somebody will will pin that on you that whole where you from where you really from thing and the way you did it in that particular setting of bring your daughter to find a job day was kind of really i think so and i both had very similar kinds of experiences with our offspring various times but i what i wanted to say is when you talk about kind of seen sending.

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"justin chon" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

03:34 min | 2 months ago

"justin chon" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Because these people are brought here as children and And they're the brought here by. Us citizens and the government is acknowledging in legally allowing across oceans in taking custody by. us citizens You know in a lot of times you know. The the the process of nationalization especially seventies and eighties was much more different than it is now and and You know lots to proper paper was filed in a the twenty thirty years later. They realized that they were never naturalized. The process never done. They're not american citizens An ice is using that as a loophole to deport These adoptees. And i just think it's incredibly unjust. Not quite cruel actually to to to send people to somewhere that they have no connection with. I'm so i felt like i have a platform. I know how to make films. It's an important issue to shed light on and bring to the masses. So it's the reason i made the film you know. I was one of the mentioned. That the obviously i don't know what it feels like to be adopted but did much research in as much diligence to bring empathy and understanding compassion to their experiences. Country you know. It's been a really jeff mentioned. The word called you an autour in his introduction and it was like in filmmakers circles. People that use that you know somewhat like in a hoity-toity kind of film just kind of way but but you know looking at your career now and to see the way it is evolved and with each film. I've i've seen all your films even the ones that we don't talk about. I've seen all those as writer. Director is director. And it's you know to see your progression and your crafts really grow. And i truly mean this in a way that i recognize it as watching this movie and felt the same way has really incredible. I mean you could have been pegged as for a long time. You could just been pegged as asian guy in twilight for like in perpetuity that could have been united. I mean but the way you've kind of taking up telling these stories and with each one you tell a little granular part of the asian american stories. You know that that nobody else is doing. That's been really incredible to see. And so i'm wondering what kind of your approach to this particular movie was maybe even in the context of like the other previous films that you've done like what was the next step so i i don't necessarily think of it as like a step up or step down. I just shot you know. This film was certain budget. Than after this i shop a pachinko the adaptation. That book and i did half of the season for that and You know that's obviously way bigger budget and then. I just did a film with rich. Brian which is smaller budget. Like i don't necessarily think in terms of like bigger smaller a step up or step down like i'm more looking at like through in utah on my previous work through the whether it be Google or man up. You know matt up gook purple blue by you like what figured out like because you know..

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"justin chon" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

02:30 min | 2 months ago

"justin chon" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Hello and welcome to another dish. They call us bruce. An unfiltered conversation about what's happening in asian america. I feel you. And i'm jeff yang and once again we have a fantastic guest on this episode. Somebody who's an old friend of ours over the podcast. And who has just evolved into one of those interesting attorneys filmmakers creators actors writers in the business of asian american filmmaking and that is justin chon who has a new film coming out blue by you which we have seen and i'm just so deeply my feels. I just. I q much to talk about that. I can almost like talk Welcome welcome to the show. Welcome thanks guys. Thanks is so great evac back on with you guys. You know. I just first off. I want to say that this has been some kind of a ride for asian americans. You know There was a time when felt like we couldn't tell any story is truly not them the way we wanted them to and when we did they had to be a certain kind of story over just the last a three four years. We started more idiosyncratic and yet really masterful new kinds of of narrative exploring explaining and just giving experiences around very different ways of being asian american and blue by us is right up there In in that world of like the minorities so just wanted to give you props for that and maybe ask bit. What the origin story in some ways of of this film. Was you know what i mean. You know Being asian american we all know. Adopt these you know it's I'm sure we all know that. Adoption originated the idea of international. Adoption originated in south korea after the korean war. And you know the whole family went there and the kids off the streets or whatever the case that needed families place a nice christian families in the united states and over the years become a big business in and you can't tell an asian narrative that's inclusive without including that storyline Without including that experience in this in this country So you know i. I'm friends quite a few adoptees and and I've grown up with few. And i started hearing that this was taking place at adopted. These were being imported in. I thought it was absolutely shocking..

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They Call Us Justin Chon

They Call Us Bruce

02:29 min | 2 months ago

They Call Us Justin Chon

"Hello and welcome to another dish. They call us bruce. An unfiltered conversation about what's happening in asian america. I feel you. And i'm jeff yang and once again we have a fantastic guest on this episode. Somebody who's an old friend of ours over the podcast. And who has just evolved into one of those interesting attorneys filmmakers creators actors writers in the business of asian american filmmaking and that is justin chon who has a new film coming out blue by you which we have seen and i'm just so deeply my feels. I just. I q much to talk about that. I can almost like talk Welcome welcome to the show. Welcome thanks guys. Thanks is so great evac back on with you guys. You know. I just first off. I want to say that this has been some kind of a ride for asian americans. You know There was a time when felt like we couldn't tell any story is truly not them the way we wanted them to and when we did they had to be a certain kind of story over just the last a three four years. We started more idiosyncratic and yet really masterful new kinds of of narrative exploring explaining and just giving experiences around very different ways of being asian american and blue by us is right up there In in that world of like the minorities so just wanted to give you props for that and maybe ask bit. What the origin story in some ways of of this film. Was you know what i mean. You know Being asian american we all know. Adopt these you know it's I'm sure we all know that. Adoption originated the idea of international. Adoption originated in south korea after the korean war. And you know the whole family went there and the kids off the streets or whatever the case that needed families place a nice christian families in the united states and over the years become a big business in and you can't tell an asian narrative that's inclusive without including that storyline Without including that experience in this in this country So you know i. I'm friends quite a few adoptees and and I've grown up with few. And i started hearing that this was taking place at adopted. These were being imported in. I thought it was absolutely shocking.

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"justin chon" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

01:30 min | 2 months ago

"justin chon" Discussed on Fresh Air

"And now would their revolutionary. Spn you can jot down notes while video calling no paper necessary. Five g connection and availability may vary check with carrier are film critic. Justin chang has a review of the new movie blue by you. This drama is about a korean american man in his thirties. Who's about to be sent back to his birth country. He was legally adopted when he was three but through. No fault of his own never became a us citizen blue by you was written and directed by justin chon. Who also the film's star. Here's justin's review blue by. You moved me a lot more than i expected or maybe even wanted it to seem by seen this story of a korean american adoptee facing deportation is frequently heavy handed and overwrought. There were moments when i was certain. Loved it only for two. Reel me back in by the end. I found myself wiping away. Furious tears little angry. Perhaps at the filmmakers for their sledgehammer tactics but much angrier at the injustice of what they show us in immigration system that can tear families apart. The separation of families by government agencies. Like ice has gotten a lot of attention in recent years but blue by tells a different kind of immigration story. It was written and directed by justin. Sean who also stars antonio a new orleans tattoo artist antonio is happily married to a nurse named..

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"justin chon" Discussed on This is Actually Happening

This is Actually Happening

01:57 min | 3 months ago

"justin chon" Discussed on This is Actually Happening

"Today's episode is brought to you by simplisafe when simplisafe home. Security's founders chad and eleanor. Lawrence designed their first security system in their kitchen. They did it for a very personal reason. Their friends had just had their home broken into. They were struggling to find a security system. That was simple. Set up would make them feel safe again. Making people feel safe is what simply safe has been doing ever since that moment. Fifteen years ago a passion to protect people not only drives every engineering detail in its products. But it motivates every interaction with its customers. I looked at several options. When choosing my security system and simply safe was by far the best option so much simpler and easier to install with clear detailed instructions and great customer service as my listener. You can save twenty percent on your simplisafe security system and get your first month free when you sign up for interactive monitoring service visit simplisafe dot com slash. Actually to customize your system and start protecting your home and family that simplisafe dot com slash actually. Today's episode is brought to you by blue by you from focus features written and directed by justin chon now playing only in theaters. Blue is the moving and timely story of a uniquely american family fighting for their future antonio leblanc a korean adoptee raised in a small town in the louisiana. Bayou must confront the ghost of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country ever called home inspired by true events. Blue by you shines and important light on the impact. Our immigration policies. Have an american families. Today starring justin chon and alicia via candor. Blue by is now playing only in theaters for tickets and more information..

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"justin chon" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

04:07 min | 3 months ago

"justin chon" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"I'm so glad we got that. Let's move on of blue by come in theaters on september seventeenth. This one of those movies that just kind of seems to have come out of nowhere. But i- looks really interesting directed by justin chon starring antonio leblanc in Alicia vic hander. Basically a story about how this weird immigration reform law that Kind of a passes over people who were adopted if they were adopted before two thousand. They don't get citizenship. Even though they grew up here and about this specific example of what could happen in a situation like that. It looks like an interesting movie. What do you think about this. Yeah this could be like the sleeper the month right you know this this good and it's a world that we obviously don't know so i like that. I've never seen any of the stuff. He directed have you know. I haven't i know is one other movie. That i believe was supposed to be like pretty acclaimed. But i didn't see that was gook from nineteen from two thousand seventeen he did something called ms purple. He did a thing called man up. But i don't know. I've never seen never seen that. I've never seen that but it's interesting. I mean you know as a food writer. Often talk about this kind of Huge asian population in the south in that texas area louisiana. Everything like that. So it's gonna be it's it looks interesting. I don't know man. I hope it's good looks cool. Yeah i picked a documentary from last year. Which i believe was on our top five documentaries At least it was on mine. It was time which was about you. Know a man in louisiana who committed a robbery and instead of taking a plea deal ended up in jail for like thirty years in this kind of feels like someone who doesn't know the system who maybe gets game dry the system right and then the other thing was a movie. I just remember the preview. I never actually saw the movie. So that's always good you remember. Rendition reese witherspoon. Where like she and her boyfriend or husband like land in africa then he gets taken away and everything like that Sure yeah. I think i saw it. I will say one that there is like that. I have seen which was the visitor right. Which is our moyer who did Spotlight and me failure. Carthy right tom mccarthy. So that was like that as well but Yeah this intrigues me. This film yeah absolutely. I'm interested in different kind of characters. Different kind of setting my. I really had one good piece for this so far. We'll see once. They see the movie. If i think of some other stuff. But i thought if beale street could talk I you know just the authorities have messing with the minority family and separating them for you know really no good reason and you know the strain that that causes on this relationship and so yeah it'll be interesting to see though what other What other things are explored. It seems like a story worth telling. And i'm looking forward to it well to others that i think we can mention that are like kind of telling asian stories but not in. This stereotypical way that we grew up with but like more asian american stories. She know first cow and minority from last year. Yeah i definitely did think of minority from last year because is different kind of imigran story. so yeah i mean definitely those could be in the conversation as well all right so next up one of our directors that we love joe carnahan. He's got cop shop is to do so excited for sanjiv for now yeah. I don't know if maybe it'll get a vod release quickly. But yeah con. Decides to hide out in a police station and hitman. Who's out to get him. Shows up to It looks like it's just going to be nonstop action..

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"justin chon" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

04:07 min | 3 months ago

"justin chon" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"I'm so glad we got that. Let's move on of blue by come in theaters on september seventeenth. This one of those movies that just kind of seems to have come out of nowhere. But i- looks really interesting directed by justin chon starring antonio leblanc in Alicia vic hander. Basically a story about how this weird immigration reform law that Kind of a passes over people who were adopted if they were adopted before two thousand. They don't get citizenship. Even though they grew up here and about this specific example of what could happen in a situation like that. It looks like an interesting movie. What do you think about this. Yeah this could be like the sleeper the month right you know this this good and it's a world that we obviously don't know so i like that. I've never seen any of the stuff. He directed have you know. I haven't i know is one other movie. That i believe was supposed to be like pretty acclaimed. But i didn't see that was gook from nineteen from two thousand seventeen he did something called ms purple. He did a thing called man up. But i don't know. I've never seen never seen that. I've never seen that but it's interesting. I mean you know as a food writer. Often talk about this kind of Huge asian population in the south in that texas area louisiana. Everything like that. So it's gonna be it's it looks interesting. I don't know man. I hope it's good looks cool. Yeah i picked a documentary from last year. Which i believe was on our top five documentaries At least it was on mine. It was time which was about you. Know a man in louisiana who committed a robbery and instead of taking a plea deal ended up in jail for like thirty years in this kind of feels like someone who doesn't know the system who maybe gets game dry the system right and then the other thing was a movie. I just remember the preview. I never actually saw the movie. So that's always good you remember. Rendition reese witherspoon. Where like she and her boyfriend or husband like land in africa then he gets taken away and everything like that Sure yeah. I think i saw it. I will say one that there is like that. I have seen which was the visitor right. Which is our moyer who did Spotlight and timmy failure. Carthy right tom mccarthy. So that was like that as well but Yeah this intrigues me. This film yeah absolutely. I'm interested in different kind of characters. Different kind of setting my. I really had one good piece for this so far. We'll see once. They see the movie. If i think of some other stuff. But i thought if beale street could talk I you know just the authorities have messing with the minority family and separating them for you know really no good reason and you know the strain that that causes on this relationship and so yeah it'll be interesting to see though what other What other things are explored. It seems like a story worth telling. And i'm looking forward to it well to others that i think we can mention that are like kind of telling asian stories but not in. This stereotypical way that we grew up with but like more asian american stories. She know first cow and minority from last year. Yeah i definitely did think of minority from last year because the is different. Kind of imigran story. so yeah i mean definitely those could be in the conversation as well all right so next up one of our directors that we love joe carnahan. He's got cop shop days to do so excited for sanjiv for now yeah. I don't know if maybe it'll get a vod release quickly. But yeah con. Decides to hide out in a police station and hitman. Who's out to get him. Shows up to It looks like it's just gonna be nonstop action..

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"justin chon" Discussed on Lights Camera Barstool

Lights Camera Barstool

03:41 min | 6 months ago

"justin chon" Discussed on Lights Camera Barstool

"That's a good question. Broadway adaptions oscars eligibility because obviously hamilton was. But that was a different. That was different. There was a handy cam version of hamlet. Actually what you're les miz. It would be the best example sleigh. Ms i just. I'm not aware on perfectly aware of which of the songs were original original music. One of the stipulations as music expressly written for the movie itself against the score. Because there wouldn't have been a score in the broadway. Shut me completely fucking wrong in that. Yes sound sound could be a thing. It wins four so ohio it was nominated for best original song les mis for suddenly but was that an original song made for the movie or was that a song will we got. We got an original song in this one right. I don't know like. I don't know if that'll that'll work. Yeah okay so that the song okay. Yeah so so. Sidedly was a song that was made just for the movies. So yeah i guess. I i guess it could be but But the thing with Within the heights. As i just didn't know which part to be considered the and then obviously the easiest way for women well to e got would be the music but i think the sound and all that. I think it's definitely chance costume designed to set. The set design was fucking excellent. He's not involved with those. So i don't know which ones you'd be involved but it would make sense that this would be a very producer on it. E potential yes. He is a producer so can check best picture winner right here in the heights. Who knows it'll be up there. I mean look. I mean it's a. This is one of those movies. That gets that oscar hyped and then these typically. I feel like they kind of fall down a little bit. We like Didn't hit les mis stayed up to relate. Les ms was like a great movie. Or this one. I mean for me. I think it's a great movie but even people don't think it's great something. It's like excellent. So i don't know i'm trying to find the lane like i was of. You're just assuming he's an the guy what this which i don't there's as many lanes as as would-be obvious because like i think the things that best sound production like he's not gonna win for that when you order the do to the pixar movies coming out this year because those feel like those get get some songs in what what the competition for land gonna be in. How do we how do we gotta we bulldoze them. So he gets it. What's best picture like what were even so the best picture already. Like i'm i'm trying to remember the oscars delayed again this year because of the The olympics the winter olympics. I believe is is the delay you a name. I thought of peekaboo street. Remember that that. Yeah this year downhill skier and we'll time olympic name. I was trying to think of some of the best. Olympic name is still follow. Auto subway commercial guy the the the most famous subway spokesperson in history house of gucci from release. Scott that's the lady gaga it. Adam driver that great picture tick tick boom is up there. Nightmare alley from gambled del toro. The harder they fall the proof. I know by jay z majors in idris elba west side stories. Up there as well being the ricardo's that's aaron sorkin movie about a lucian disease got javier. Bardem nicole kidman. Take a simmons blue bayou from justin chon Korean-american man raised in louisiana bayou Don't worry darling is up there from libya wild..

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"justin chon" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM

WRIR.org 97.3FM

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"justin chon" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM

"If you have enough energy before you get that first Cup of coffee breakfast you can get that you know you want to all right yeah you can thank me later do I have to slow down to get to the roundabout just stop messing with the radio why just let that guy go because I have to yield to traffic in the roundabout you know those cars that are on the left okay that makes sense wait now what do you do I do I'm signaling so people know where I'm going to exit the roundabout cool slow he'll signal I could do that slow yield and indicate read about safety starts with you this has been a message from the driver education training institute crashes bank house hi Justin chon away do hi B. and now two in the morning and in the man's bear in my basement she's been so M. A. C. the static in this hello Christian and in the ocean which of those have been the that is a lie it is I'm not sleeping it's been C. seat see if this in this then please see this is some lower yeah yeah and then there's a whole lot of slower and I can just get up into my motor added gotta make sure you know one month terror happened on my way up a fantasy but she's having a mai wave pays so you know I'm going they should know what's happened in that business on my flow in you know what's going on and they keep going I believe in this and then to myself so I just got it's a daycare phone so I can hear my website you know what's going on and just to sit and then this down yeah you know you hear me and I'm not anybody else they said that a node and I'm on my own and I want you to see me when I'm standing in that stuff I just and now my skin is so you know I'm on I have a job you know that I got to go win every wow haven't been that crazy even though I've been a little affected you don't really matter because I know that I am perfect and they make sure that is right you know I got a project make sure that you know I'm right I got it just okay let my mind is crazy and now I got a lot of it may be that talking about and that are outside camp about women they said that she noted that we just started all races on and even matter NASCAR mentor.

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"justin chon" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:35 min | 2 years ago

"justin chon" Discussed on KCRW

"We're gonna save it for later okay that they're laying thank you that was too easy too easy and we treat our age so let's start with this piece also an investor this verb all drama directed by Justin chon about two estranged siblings who reunite to take care of their terminally ill dad. one eighty four. aluminum twenty four. but Israel. all right this occurs here in town in LA yes and it's it's excellent to slice of LA that we don't often see on film Spahn I also took place in Koreatown there aren't enough movies it denoted a vibrant and giant and is densely populated part of LA so this is a really great cast too many to stars as a young woman early twenties who works as a karaoke hostess with all of the ambiguity that sort of title suggests to me she's there to like help facilitate a good time for the wealthy businessman who come through but what else does she do it's alluded to and she's doing it all to take care of her terminally ill father who is living at home with her and her estranged brother eventually comes back into the picture as well to help with this it's a story of reconciliation and redemption and there's no judgment as to what she does and who she has to connect with to keep her dad alive and it is really great kinda Ghazi impressionistic flashbacks to what happened with her mom and why that bond with her dad is as strong as it is it's lovely and it's quiet and it tells a very rich story map. I'm not as quite as sold on this I think it is lovely and quiet and has some really rich character detail I'm playing feel much of an arc to it and that made the the filmmakers intention but I felt a little lost at the end and it didn't quite have an impact I think I came away with more questions but I will say that there's great performances here Tiffany to place Casey who is the hostess her brothers played by Terry Lee and James can place their father and you know he's bedridden and he is kind of for the most part you seemingly in a coma I don't mean being seemingly like don't know your way but you don't get much information you know her brother kind of reluctantly comes back to help to see take care of. her father and you get these great sibling moments and I think one of the things the movie does really really well as capture kind of a shorthand that siblings have with each other and the way they kind of talk and there's a little bit of sometimes awkwardness but there's this kind of unconditional acceptance of that's one of the things I really liked about it images finite I really like these windows into communities we don't normally see on the big screen right and this is a great sort of snapshot of generational expectations and what the you know Korean immigrant parents defined as a successful life verses what their kids see as a means to happiness and the the need to be there for your parents at perhaps the detriment of your own personal fulfillment and so explores law these big picture elements within this very specific intimate story okay next up untouchable a Hulu documentary about Harvey Weinstein I went on a hope and a dream I thought maybe this is my.

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"justin chon" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"justin chon" Discussed on KPCC

"The TV season is a year round endeavor now but network still stock up on September premieres then I'd meet up with director Justin chon in a karaoke club in Korea town it's a neighborhood he knows well and the setting of his new film ms purple it was a different place eighties nineties and now it's become such a gentrified neighborhood that sometimes I don't even recognize it and I want to tell a story about people were still and will introduce you to an all female mariachi group that's putting a twist on tradition all that coming up on the frame. from KPCC news I'm Nick Roman with the stories we're covering it seven oh one the boss of the port of LA says the trump taps on China will hurt business the twin ports in LA and Long Beach are a big part of the local economy the story from KPCC is only Elena Dugdale consumer products like flat screen TV's clothes shoes even apple watches shipped from China are now subject to a fifteen percent tariff that affects more than a hundred billion dollars worth of Chinese products Jeanne Soroka at the executive director of the port of LA briefed the city council on Wednesday about the effects of tears on the port he said there are now terrace on almost all Chinese cargo coming into the port and that trumps trade war could negatively affect over a million people who work in business is reliant on the port less cargo means less jobs China and Hong Kong where the ports biggest foreign clients last year Soroka says it would be hard for American importers with operations in China to move to a different country because they're fighting for factory floor space with other companies who may have decades long relationships there Sir okay says trying to increase imports from other countries wouldn't make up for a loss of Chinese cargo I'm only Elena Dugdale Glenda wondering powers had some heat related outages today it shut down service to some customers to avoid damage to equipment and to avoid longer and.

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