With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

ACF 478: Discussion with Korean Director Bong Joon-Ho at The Korea Society, NY

Korean Film in Focus:
A Conversation with Director Bong Joon-Ho

Director Bong Joon-ho has rapidly become one of the most powerful creative and commercial forces in the Korean film industry. After releasing the critically acclaimed Barking Dogs Never Bite and Memories of Murder, Bong stepped into the international spotlight with his 2006 monster film, The Host. Throughout his films, Bong has forged an unmistakable style that fuses the inner realities of contemporary Korea—especially the shame, guilt, and trauma left over from the democratic movement of the 1980s—with all the power and fun of genre movies. His new film Mother, set for U.S. release in March, utilizes this powerful style in the service of a murder mystery.

On Thursday, February 25, The Korea Society will host a conversation with Bong Joon-ho about his filmmaking method and his career within the Korean film industry. The evening will include a special preview of clips from the upcoming Mother.

Discussion Moderated By:
Michael Atkinson
Professor of Film
Long Island University

Thursday, February 25, 2010
6:00–6:30 PM * Registration and Reception
6:30–8:30 PM * Discussion and Q&A

The Korea Society
950 Third Avenue @ 57th Street, 8th Floor
(Building entrance on SW corner of Third Avenue and 57th Street).

Tickets are available for $10 (members) or $15 (non-members). For more information contact Yuni Cho at yuni.ny@koreasociety.org or 212-759-7525 ext. 323.

About the Moderator:
Michael Atkinson is a writer, critic and professor of film at Long Island University. His writing on film and culture has appeared in The Village Voice, LA Weekly, The Guardian, Maxim, Film Comment, In These Times, and Moving Image Source. He is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship and co-author/producer of Babylon Fields, a 20th Century Fox TV pilot.

This program is supported by Magnolia Pictures (www.magpictures.com)

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