Directed by Song Il-Gon
Korea, 2009, 92 minutes
New York Premiere
Seating is first come, first serve.
When: Tuesday, September 28 @ 7PM
Where: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street,
one block from the A, C, E and 1 train Canal Street stops
Dance of Time is the next film in the Korean Cultural Service's current KOREAN MOVIE NIGHT series, which focuses on documentaries.
Song Il-Gon is the director of such classic Korean arthouse films as FEATHER IN THE WIND and the one-take-wonder, THE MAGICIANS, and here he turns his attention to the documentary, directing a relaxed, sun-soaked, lighthearted ode to love, dance, music, Santeria and Cuba. Starting at the turn of the century, DANCE OF TIME follows Cuba's tiny community of Koreans from their accidental immigration to the present, along the way surviving wars, revolutions, and tumultuous romances.
A little-known part of Cuba, these Koreans have flowered into a vital part of the island's culture that almost no one has heard of. This slick, technically accomplished documentary, throbbing with music, takes care of that problem.