Directed by Choi In-Kyu
Korea, 1941, 73 min.
Angels on the Street will be shown at 6;00 PM. It's the story of a man struggling to set up an orphanage for the city's street children. The film is notably realistic in its depiction of the gritty povery of Seoul at the time.
The second program begins at 8;00 PM with Sweet Dream, Korean cinema's first talkie. It nearly left audiences speechless with its scandalous melodrama about a wife who abandons her family to live with another man.
Directed by Seo Kwang-Jae
Korea, 1938, 66 min.
Military Train is the story of a man whose sister is forced into prostitution. He works on a Japanese military train and is faced with choosing between his duty to his family and his obligations to Japanese authorities. It will be shown after Sweet Dream.
Further information about the series and admission terms are available at moma.org and at koreasociety.org.