With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Friday, October 29, 2010

ACF 752: Free screening of Aachi & Ssipak in New York on Tuesday, November 9th

Aachi & Ssipak
Directed by JO Beom-jin
South Korea, 2007, 80 minutes
New York Premiere

When: Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Doors open: 6:30 PM
Where: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street,
on the corner of Canal Street, one block from
the A, C, E and 1 train Canal Street stops

Price: Free!!!!!

I was incredibly thrilled to learn recently that the next movie that Korean Cultural Service will be showing is Aachi & Ssipak. Issue Number 57 of Asian Cult Cinema, which came out in the first quarter of 2008 and marked the magazine's 15th anniversary, had as its theme "The Most Extreme, The Most Outrageous Asian Films of All Time!" Aachi & Ssipak was my personal number one pick, just ahead of Ichi the Killer (which was first in the ACC Readers' Poll).

Here's what I wrote about Aachi & Ssipak:

In the animated future of Korean director Jo Beom-jin's first film, energy needs are met by processing human excrement. Shitting is rewarded with highly addictive Juicy Bars, the need for which produces more shitting! A would-be porn producer who bears a striking resemblance to Jimi Hendrix inserts super anus ring in a would-be starlet named Beauty Butt, resulting in her producing prodigious poops. Blue-skinned mutants who can't shit (but are addicted to Juicy Bars) want her, as do other gang leaders, and the two Uneasy Rider biker buddies who give the film it's name. Allusions to myriad films and outrageous action sequences are among other reasons why this is far and away the most outrageous Asian film I've seen.

Come November 9th, it'll become the most outrageous Asian film ever seen by a lucky audience. Attendance has been very good at the numerous free screenings Korean Cultural Service has presented in the past several months, and I expect that at least a fair number of people will leave disappointed because there won't be seats available for them.

Don't be among the unlucky ones. Plan to get there well ahead of time to guarantee yourself a seat. And be prepared for an experience unlike any you've ever had before, this film is that outrageous!

To check out the trailer on YouTube, click here.

And if you're interested in that 15th anniversary issue of Asian Cult Cinema magazine, click on the "Asian Cult Cinema" link in the "My Favorite Places" section of the rail on the right side of this post. Other back issues, DVDs, and books are also available from the ACC e-store, even though the magazine sadly is no longer being published. I'm providing this for information only. I have no financial connection with any sales at the ACC e-store or any other vendor.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.