East Bay



California Theatre, San Jose Sun, Aug 20, 2023 11:10 AM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):94
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Constance Wu
Kavi Ramachandran Ladnier
Daniel Yoon
Edmund Sim
Destry Miller
Melissa Pond
Chung-Bin Yoon
Taek-Soon Yoon
Jennifer Chang
Dougald Park
Director:Daniel Yoon
Executive Producer:Daniel Yoon
Edmund Sim
Andrew Tremayne
Alvin Ng
Earl Stuart
Chung-Bin Yoon
Taek-Soon Yoon
Producer(s):Daniel Yoon
Screenwriter:Daniel Yoon
Cinematography:Alexander Fletcher
Allan Piil
Music By:John Welsman


Starring Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians”, “Fresh Off the Boat”) and Kavi Ramachandran Ladnier ("NCIS: LA"), "EAST BAY" is an extremely funny and deceptively intricate comedy about the enormous pressure people are under to be happy and successful in this life, which for all we know might be a massive simulation.


Jack is a Korean-American man, who at age thirty-nine, decides he’s had it with trying to be happy and successful. He lazily explores spirituality. In the process his psyche unravels, and he blows up the lives of those around him.


Cleverly examining our modern world in surprising and unpredictable ways, Daniel Yoon’s second feature questions whether every moment in our lives must be reduced to happiness and success. Is the pursuit of happiness and success the whole point, or the problem, or neither, or both? It’s a film full of laughs, full of humanity, and full of heart.


Enjoy a spirited Q&A following this special premiere screening with the film’s illustrious artists.

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