I like Photos of Harry Kim and David Choe. This one says it all, doesn’t it? It was before the film, Dirty Hands was to start. Harry holds a bouquet of flowers. Harry with flowers! He’s holding up a ticket to get in and he’s wearing a tie-dye t shirt that says, Arizona on it. David stands next to him, with a Sharpie and film festival badge in hand, arm around his great friend. Both not knowing how other directors might handle a beginning of a film festival film, often with red carpet bravado and pompousness. This was the opposite. It was as if they handed the keys to the prison to the inmates. Everything was turned on it’s head. Yet, a huge staff of support was there for the film, even if it was just from friends. Meanwhile, a line spanned down the block. It was long.
Dirty Hands website.
Meet the parents. Harry Kim’s parents on the left, David Choe’s parents on the right. None had seen the film yet. They were proud to wear the Dirty Hands T shirt by Upper Playground. That alone was a great sight. They had no idea what was upcoming and what adventures their kids went on together over the last 8 years. Seeing each other was a great start. Here’s a little back story. Evidently, Harry got into trouble perhaps at the hands of David’s older brother. The Kim’s were apprehensive of the Choe clan, they haven’t spoken in years and years. The film brought them out and together last night. It was a sight at the after film party at Asuka restaurant next door. The elder Koreans sat at a table, talked, and were often seen pointing fingers happily at their kids. Something was brewing and only they know what that is, but being proud was definitely part of it. The crowd was energetic, they laughed, clapped, and I only heard great things about the film.