Director: Michael Kang
Writer: Michael Kang, Ed Lin
Stars: Jeffrey Chyau, Sung Kang, Jade Wu, Samantha Futerman, Alexis Chang
Countries: United States
Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest befriends Sam Kim, a self-destructive yet charismatic Korean man who has checked in. Sam teaches the fatherless boy all the rites of manhood.