Are you in the NYC area? Have a love for Korean culture and cinema? Then this is for you.
Presenting the New York Korean Film Festival 2010!
“The New York Korean Film Festival (NYKFF) is the foremost North American festival dedicated to showcasing the work of both mainstream and independent Korean cinema. Ranging from action to comedy, sci-fi to horror, to genre-bending altogether, this year’s films represent not only Korea’s top box-office hits but also some of the industry’s most creative and substantial movies to date.” – koreanfilmfestival.org
Not convincing? Then check out the trailer below with scenes from some of the films on showcase at the festival this year.
Want to be a part of it? Details are as follow:
Where: September 22-30 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)
and October 1-3 at Bam Rose Cinema.
How: Tickets can be purchased through each theatre’s box office and website, which can be found by clicking here.
All films will be shown in the original Korean with English subtitles, so there are no excuses for anyone who wants to be a part NYKFF this year to give it a miss!
In addition Soompi members in the NYC area are invited to attend the opening reception of the film festival this Thursday, Sept. 23, which will include remarks by acclaimed directors Boo Ji-Young (Sisters on the Road) and Im Sang Soo (The Housemaid). A jazz interpretation of Korean folk music will be performed, and traditional Korean finger foods and rice wine (makgeolli) will serve as light refreshments.
Where: The Korea Society (950 Third Avenue, 8th floor).
When: Thursday, September 23 from 5:00-7:30PM.
How: The event is completely free, so just RSVP by clicking here and show up on the night!
For more information head on over to http://koreanfilmfestival.org.