Origin Story

(2018)

Overview

When Kulap Vilaysack was 14, she took her father's side in an argument and her mother replied, "Why are you defending him? He's not your real dad." Twenty years later, she's finally ready to learn what that means. ORIGIN STORY is a feature-length, international quest with stops in Los Angeles, Minnesota, and Laos to meet the biological father she never knew. On the road, unforeseen revelations strike as hilarious or heartbreaking, rarely in between. An avid comic book reader with a vigilante character named after her in the DC Comics universe, she must summon the courage of Katharsis, because each question is another step out on a limb. ORIGIN STORY is a deeply personal but universally relevant tale of immigration, conflict, addiction, and personal responsibility. Interviewees in the film include extended family, husband Scott Aukerman, and close friends, like Sarah Silverman, Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael and Howard Kremer.

  1. Kulap Vilaysack

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Kulap Vilaysack

    Kulap Vilaysack

    Herself

  2. Scott Aukerman

    Scott Aukerman

    Himself

  3. Casey Wilson

    Casey Wilson

    Herself

  4. June Diane Raphael

    June Diane Raphael

    Herself

  5. Howard Kremer

    Howard Kremer

    Himself

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Origin Story

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Status Released

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  • May 3, 2018
    Premiere

    Meaning

  • May 10, 2019
    Digital

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 46m

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