by REERA YOO | @reeraboo
Ktown Cowboys will be making its world premiere at the 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
Directed by Daniel “DPD” Park, the indie film follows a group of hard-partying friends who band together in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. Each of the characters struggle with their own unique issues as they transition into adulthood.
Based on a popular 2010 YouTube series of the same name, Ktown Cowboys features a Korean American cast that includes screenwriter and comedian Danny Cho, Bobby Choy, Peter Jae, Sunn Wee, Shane Yoon, Eric Roberts, Steve Bryne, Simon Rhee, Ken Jeong, Daniel Dae Kim and Kim Young-chul.
On a side note, another Korean American film that will be making its world premiere at SXSW this year is Twinsters, a documentary about identical twin sisters reuniting 25 years after they were separated at birth.
The 2015 SXSW Film Festival will run from March 13-21. You can view the festival’s lineup here.
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