The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Minari

Winner of over 100 international awards, including actress Yuh-Jung Youn’s historic Academy Award win for Best Supporting Actress: Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari is the acclaimed, heartwarming A24 drama that emerged as the must-see film of 2020.

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows the Yi’s, a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. As the family grapples with relocating to an unfamiliar environment and wrestling with the toils of cultivating their land, their home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother Soonja. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family, and the things that truly make a home.

Led by arresting performances from Steven Yeun and Yeri Han as parents Jacob and Monica, Minari offers an intimate and heart-wrenching portrait of family and assimilation in 1980s America.

The Frida Cinema is proud to present Minari as part of our Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month series of films recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.  A portion of ticket proceeds from screenings of Minari will be donated to Stop AAPI Hate, an initiative launched by the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University in response to the alarming escalation of acts of xenophobia and bigotry against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.  Learn more at stopaapihate.org.


“Minari in its entirety feels like a balm right now, a gentle, truthful and tender story of family filled with kind people trying to love one another the best they can.” —  Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times

“Minari is a gentle, lovely picture, one that acknowledges there really is no “immigrant experience,” beyond the pure human experience of finding yourself adjusting to a new environment.” — Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine

“I promise that if you see Minari, you’ll be happy you did.”— John Powers, NPR