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Amidst the Covid lockdown, the Lee family, featuring Ken Jeong and Jae Suh Park, moves from the Bay Area to a small Wyoming town, where they face racism, xenophobia, and hostility. Their journey explores the emotional toll on Asian Americans, the sacrifices of immigrant pioneers, and generational expectations. Confronting these challenges, the Lees either break apart or grow stronger. A GREAT DIVIDE is a moving story of family healing, a young man’s self-discovery and love, and the path to reconciliation and redemption in the face of adversity.
Emmy Award-winning director Jean Shim embarked on her career in television promos, feature trailers, and commercials, later transitioning to independent filmmaking in 2005. She gained recognition at the Tribeca Film Festival All Access as a new director in 1999. In 2005, she directed STARLIGHT INN, notable for its all-female creative team. After a hiatus to raise her family, Jean returned to the industry in 2019, focusing on narratives with compelling Asian themes. In 2021, she produced and executive produced SHAKY SHIVERS, marking the directorial debut of Sung Kang of The Fast and the Furious. Shim’s journey is a testament to her passion for storytelling and commitment to diverse voices in film.
A GREAT DIVIDE
NARRATIVE FEATURE | 106 min | US | 2023