With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Monday, March 15, 2010

ACF 497: Crossing to be shown at The Korea Society NY on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Directed by Kim Tae-gyun
Starring Cha In-pyo and Shin Myoung-cheol
2008, 112 minutes

Facing the War
Six Decades of Film Since the Korean War

The 2010 season of The Korea Society's Classic Movie Night series commemorates the sixtieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 with a schedule of classics that examine the conflict, and the deep, sometimes unexpected scars it has left on the Korean people.

This season's classic films will examine how, even 60 years after, the effects of the War continue to haunt communities, divide families and fracture Koreans' sense of identity. The screening will be followed by a guest speaker who will discuss its artistic and cultural context, and refreshments will also be served.

Crossing, the next film in the series, will be shown on Wednesday, March 17 at 6:00 PM. It eloquently expresses the emotional trauma of political division.

Yong-soo escapes the grinding poverty of North Korea to China, hoping to find medicine for his pregnant wife, but ends up in South Korea, separated from his family forever. Years later,Yong-soo's orphaned son in North Korea makes the same escape, hoping to find the father he never knew.

Guest Speaker: Deborah Choi, refugee from North Korea
She will provide the nature of the current North Korean situation, and how her life has been changed after coming to America.

Place: The Korea Society (950 Third Avenue @ 57th Street, 8th Floor)
Price: $5 (members) and $10 (non-members)

For more information, contact Yuni Cho at (212) 759-7525, ext. 323 or yuni.ny@koreasociety.org.

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