Ms. Purple

Kasie must balance her life as a daughter, caregiver and karaoke hostess all while reconnecting with her estranged brother in the final days of their father’s life. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Justin Chon, Ms. Purple tells a beautifully heartbreaking story about family, womanhood and what it means to support yourself and those in your life. Showing off both the allure and ugliness of Los Angeles’s Koreatown, Ms. Purple captivates audiences with its graceful and patient storytelling. The film sheds light on a side of Los Angeles that has been largely underrepresented in film and media. Ms. Purple is a glowing example of how hardship and adversity can bring out new parts of ourselves and those around us. (Written by Julia Gutterman, ‘20)