May: Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Film: Minari (PG-13). DVD available at the Bandon Public Library.
In this 2020 film, a Korean American family moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, this film shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
Minari received a 98% rating by Rotten Tomatoes. In 2021 it also received the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, The Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and numerous other award.