Korea Society Film Screenings & Events (NYC)

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Members' Free Film Night: THE HOST (THUR, AUG 9 @ 6:30PM)

#26 Post by yuni_ny » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:49 pm


Yuni Cho, The Korea Society’s director of film, has chosen The Host (2006) to screen at summer Members’ Free
Film Night. This family comedy/monster flick from acclaimed director Bong Joon-Ho is Korea’s highest grossing
movie of all time and has won numerous awards, including Best Film at the Asian Film Awards.
The Host has been described as a “mutant hybrid spawned from the improbable union of Little Miss Sunshine and Godzilla,
for the film is a family comedy and political satire in which an unnaturally evolved tadpole just happens to loom (very) large.”
Manohla Dargis of The New York Times wrote “The Host is a loopy, feverishly imaginative genre hybrid about
the demons that haunt us from without and within.” Quentin Tarantino included it in his list of top 20 films released
since 1992 (the year he became a director).

When: Thursday, August 9, 2012 
6:30 PM

Where: The Korea Society
 950 Third Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022

Members: Free; Click herehttps://docs.google.com/a/koreasociety. ... TUhEaUE6MQto register
Nonmembers: $5; Purchase ticketshttp://www.koreasociety.org/arts/film/m ... ml#tickets

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The Museum of the Moving Image/Outdoor Cinema 2012

#27 Post by yuni_ny » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:28 pm


The Korea Society and the Museum of The Moving Image co-present Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring—a gorgeously shot feature film that has grossed more in box office receipts than any Korean movie released in United States to date. Directed by phenom Kim Ki-duk, the film is a pastoral poem about the changing seasons and a meditation on the cycle of life. In a tranquil and timeless setting of a temple floating on a lake in a forest, surrounded by mountain spires that cut the monastery off from worldly concerns, an old monk teaches his young disciple the wisdom of Buddha over the many seasons of their lives. In Korean with English subtitles.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring 
(2003, 106 min)

Director: Kim Ki-duk/
Starring: Oh Yeong-su, Kim Jong-ho, Seo Jae-Kyung

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 
7 PM

Socrates Sculpture Park

Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City
N or Q train to Broadway, eight blocks west at Vernon Boulevard and the East River

8-10 minutes by taxi from The Korea Society


Films Begin at Sunset | Free Admission

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Enjoy Korean Films in October!

#28 Post by yuni_ny » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:40 am


Members’ Free Film Night: Epitaph

If you haven’t seen K-Horror, then you don’t know what scary is! To set the mood for Halloween, we will be screening Epitaph, a Korean horror film famous for its intricate plot and visually stunning cinematography.

The film begins in 1979, as an old doctor reminisces about his days as a medical student at the famous Ahn Seng Hospital in Seoul during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Through flashbacks, three frightening stories unfold. Full of twists, scary images, and jarring sound effects, “Epitaph” is a psychological thriller mixed with distinctly traditional Korean images of horror.

Epitaph, the directorial debut of the brothers Jung Sik and Jung Beom-sik, received the 2007 Blue Dragon Award for Best Film.

Movie Time:
Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Korea Society
950 Third Ave.

Free; Click here to register

$5; Purchase tickets

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Wan-deuk-i (Punch)

Seventeen-year-old Wan-deuk has every reason to be a rebellious and troubled student. Though he has a disabled father, a runaway mother, and comes from a desperately poor family, he never loses a fight. Wan-Deuk meets teacher Dong-Joo, who inspires him take up kickboxing.

‘Korean Cinema Now’ will be presented at the newly renovated Museum of the Moving Image, home to New York City’s finest, state-of-the-art screen. Films are free with museum admission. This tribute is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Taxi 10 minutes from The Korea Society or NQ Train Outbound to 36th Ave., 36th Street and 35th Avenue, Astoria.
Movie Time :

Sunday, October 28, 2012
5 PM

Venue :

The Museum of the Moving Image
35th Avenue at 37th Street, Astoria
From midtown, taxi or N/Q Train outbound to 36th Avenue

Film free with museum admission at The Museum of the Moving Image.

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New York Korean Film Festival 2013

#29 Post by yuni_ny » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:58 pm

The Korea Society, in collaboration with Bamcinématek and CJ Entertainment, proudly presents the 11th New York Korean Film Festival (NYKFF) starting on Friday, February 22nd and concluding on Sunday, February 24th. The NYKFF opens with the U.S. premiere of Pieta on February 22nd at 7:00 PM, director Kim Ki-duk's latest award winning project that recently was awarded the Golden Lion Award at the 2012 Venice Film Festival. It is then followed by Jo Byeong-ok's All Bark, No Bite at 9:30 PM making it's U.S. premiere. On Saturday February 23rd, the day starts off with Lee Seok-hoon's hit film Dancing Queen at 4:00 PM followed by director Choo Chang-min's award winning Masquerade at 6:30 PM and closing out with Jo Sung-Hee's A Werewolf Boy at 9:15 PM. On the final day of the Festival the day starts with the reshowing of Hong Sang-soo's critically acclaimed In Another Country at 2:00 PM. It is followed by Lee Yong-joo's beautiful first love story Architecture 101 at 4:30 PM and the festival closes out with Park Jeong-woo's medical mystery thriller, Deranged at 9:00 PM on Sunday February 24th.

All films are being shown at the Bam Rose Cinemas at 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn. For more information you can check out the Korea Society website at http://www.koreasociety.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or Bam Rose Cinemas website at http://www.bam.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or call the cinemas at (718) 636-4100 x 1.

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Park Chan-wook Retrospective @MoMI

#30 Post by yuni_ny » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:37 pm

Park Chan-wook, director, screenwriter, and producer, is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers on the international film festival circuit. To celebrate the release of Stoker, his major directorial debut in Hollywood, The Korea Society and MoMI co-present a retrospective of his work. The special screening of Stoker (starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, and Matthew Goode) will play on February 28 at 7PM at MoMI. Please see the film schedule below for his retrospective.

Schedule March 1 - 3
Friday, March 1
Old Boy, 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 2
Park Chan-wook Shorts Program, 3:00 PM
J.S.A.:Joint Security Area, 6:00 PM

Sunday, March 3
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, 3:00 PM
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, 6:00 PM

The Museum of Moving Image, 3601 35th Avenue, Astoria Tel: (718) 777-6888

For more information, please click here: http://www.koreasociety.org/arts/film" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or http://www.movingimage.us/films/2013/02 ... chan-wook/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Animation: 'Green Days' & 'The House' @MoMI on June

#31 Post by yuni_ny » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:24 pm

'Korean Cinema Showcase' series @MoMI

Green Days (Sojunghan narui Kkum)

Director: Ahn Jae-hoon, Han Hye-jin
Cast: Park Shin-hye, Song Chang-eui, Oh Yeon-seo

With this warm-hearted animation, it encourages adolescents the dream, hope, and courage, and remind us of our lost past memory, evolking the dream that we have lost in this modern society. Yi-rang is a track runner in her high school. One day, she falls behind in a race, and since then Yi-rang quits running out of fear she will lose again. She gets closer one of popular girls at the school, Soo-min, and observes her charms feels even more insecure. Classmate Chul-soo, who aspires to become an astronaut, attempts to help Yi-rang find her way.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 @1PM

The House (Jip)

Director: Park Mi-sun, Park Eun-young, Ban Joo-young, Lee Jae-ho, Lee Hyun-jin
Cast: Kim Kkot-bi, Ha Jae-sook, Choi Jung-ho, Choi Ha-na

Considering the severe reality of Korean animation in that it lacks an industrial infrastructure, The House demonstrates the possibilities of Korean animation and the efficiency of collective production. Ga-yeong is living in shabby environment of a marginalized district, and is about to collapse for the modernization and industrialization, and suddenly she finds that the house's spirit is dwelling at that house. 5 animators make showcase of the pleasure of the collective imagination.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 @1PM

Address: The Museum of the Moving Image. 36-01 35th Avenue at 37th Street, Astoria (From midtown, taxi or N/Q Train Outbound to 36th Avenue)

For more information, visit: http://www.koreasociety.org/tag/film.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or http://www.movingimage.us/visit/calenda ... -nare-kkum" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Wedding Palace

#32 Post by yuni_ny » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:10 pm

The Korea Society is pleased to invite you to the ‘Wedding Palace’!

Director: Christine Yoo

Cast: Brian Tee, Kang Hye-jung, Bobby Lee, Stephen Park, Jean Yoon, Joy Osmanski
Would you ever say good-bye to the only girl you ever loved?
On Jason’s (Brian Tee) way of business trip to Korea, he meets Na Young (Kang Hye-jung). They embark on a cyber-love affair fueled by imagination and video chats. Jason proposes and his family is delighted. When Na Young arrives, Jason’s wacky family screws things up at every turn causing a roller coaster of ups and downs to this modern romance. Jason will have to bridge the gap between family expectations and true love.

Release date: September 27, 2013 at AMC Empire 25

For more information visit: http://www.weddingpalacemovie.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Watch the trailer here: http://youtu.be/F-m4OaIGmuM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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