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Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest

Happy Cleaners
Julian Kim and Peter S. Lee / USA / Feature / 2019 / 98 mins 

When the Choi family lose their dry cleaning business, they learn to love each other to survive the crisis and heartaches that they cause each other.

Sunday, November 3, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM

Post Screen Guests

Julian Kim

Co-Director


Julian is born and bred in New York, pursued a career in the arts at an early age despite the Korean-American norm. An animator-to-be turned Filmmaker, Julian always felt passionate in telling moving and creative stories. His quirky compartmentalizing work ethic comes as no surprise to his colleagues as he enjoys long walks inside the Container Store, Muji’s packaging aisle, and building his legos in a very linear manner.

Peter S. Lee

Co-Director


Peter grew up in a blue-collar, immigrant family in Flushing, Queens. Watching families survive in the New York hustle gave Peter a personal understanding of social and financial struggles. Realizing the lack of representation in mainstream media, Peter found his calling in creating a platform for telling stories of the invisible and the marginalized. He has helped create numerous narrative short and feature films, documentaries, and several film and TV projects telling the stories of undervalued Americans. In his free time, Peter enjoys adventures and spontaneous road trips with his wife.

Co-Presenter