Past Event

May 17 | 7:00 pm

Liquor Store DreamsRepresentation | Resilience | Racial Reflections

Directed & Produced by So Yun Um

In partnership with
Boston Asian American Film Festival LogoCineFest LogoRoxbury Film Festival Logo
Co presented by

Two Korean American children of liquor store owners reconcile their own dreams with those of their immigrant parents. They confront the complex legacies of LA’s racial landscape, including the 1991 murder of Latasha Harlins and the 1992 uprisings sparked by the police beating of Rodney King, while engaged in current struggles for social and economic justice.

“Liquor Store Dreams” is one of those quietly powerful films that may appear on the surface to be little more than an extended home movie, but should prove to have a devastating and emotional impact on all who are lucky enough to see it.

— Peter Sobczynski,




Bright Family Screening Room (BFSR)
559 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111


May 17, 2024 | 7:00 pm


Join us for a reception featuring Asian inspired light fare and signature cocktails hosted by the Korean American Citizens League following screening.


1 hour 30 min

At this time, the film screening of Liquor Store Dreams may appear as SOLD OUT, however, we recommend that you continue checking back as tickets may be in flux and seating may become available at a later time. Please note that for all sold out performances, our Box Office will begin a Wait List at the Paramount Theatre starting 1 hour prior to curtain. You must be physically present at the Box Office to be added to the Wait List and when your name is called to purchase tickets.