With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Friday, August 09, 2013

ACF 1993: Free screening of I AM. next Tuesday in New York

Korean Cultural Service New York
Korean Movie Night 2013
Series Four: The K-Pop Explosion!
Directed by CHOI Jin-seong
South Korea, 2012, 125 minutes
When: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Doors open: 6:30 PM
Where: Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick Street, on the corner of Canal Street, NYC
Near the A, C, E @ #1 Canal Street subway stops

The music documentary I AM. follows several chart-topping K-pop bands (including KANGTA, BoA, Girl's Generation, and others) as they prepare for their 2011 live performance at one of the world’s most prestigious venues: New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The groups are part of SMTown, a segment of SM Entertainment, an independent Korean record label, talent agency, producer, and publisher of pop music.

Shining light on what defines the performers and the intense effort that goes into their meticulously-staged concerts, this touching coming-of-age story is just as much about the growing pains and glory of the young artists as it is about their music. Featuring tons of incredible music and amazing K-pop cameos, this is the inside look into Korea’s popular music scene.

Read my November 2012 review of the four disc DVD from CJ Entertainment here. Also available as a two disc Blu-ray release, it includes the I AM. documentary, scads of extras, and the live concert performances.