Directed by Park Kwang-su
Korea, 1990, 100 minutes
This Thursday, October 16th, 2008, Korea Society’s Classic Movie Night will feature Black Republic. The film is set in the aftermath of the “Gwangju Uprising” of 1980, in which pro-democracy supporters were brutally suppressed by the military regime led by Chun Doo Hwan. It portrays the plight of Han Tae-hoon, an idealistic protester on the run from the police.
He finds shelter in a remote, small mining town, a bleak place left behind in South Korea’s rapid industrialization. There he falls in love with a waitress at a local teahouse, and begins to imagine a better life. But he lives under the threat posed by his past actions and the government forces that seek to catch up with him.
Showtime is 6:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served. A brief lecture and a Q&A session are scheduled to follow the screening.
Buy tickets ($5 for members and $10 for non-members) online at www.koreasociety.org or RSVP to Yuni Cho at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 212.759-7525, ext. 323.
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Korea Society presents Classic Movie Night the third Thursday of each month.