It’s looking like a great year for Korean American representation on screen as both Minari and Happy Cleaners becomes available for public viewing this week. A gritty realistic portrayal of the Korean American immigrant experience, Happy Cleaners details the experience of a second-generation Korean American family in Flushing, New York.
Starting on February 12, Lunar New Year’s day, Happy Cleaners will be available on Video on Demand in the US and Canada. Watch the film at home on Amazon, Vimeo, AppleTV, iTunes, and Google Play. Or on most major North American cable providers like Comcast, Charter, Cox, Verizon, and Wave Broadband.
When a new landlord comes around, Mr. and Mrs. Choi find their dry cleaning business, Happy Cleaners in Flushing, Queens, in jeopardy of closing after 17 years. While they make every effort to save the business, their daughter Hyunny and son Kevin are also at their own tough crossroads of life under the pressure of their parents’ high hopes. Struggling through economic turmoil, cultural clashes, and generational divide, the Choi family realizes that the only way to be stronger is to embrace each other.
Happy Cleaners is a heartfelt story that celebrates the survival of immigrants, the experiences of the Korean American community, and the value of family.