With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Saturday, February 26, 2011

ACF 907: 5th annual Korean American Film Festival NY to take place March 17-20th

Director Dai-Sil Kim-Gibson


The Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY) presents its 5th season with a special anniversary program featuring retrospectives of Dai-Sil Kim-Gibson (Sa-I-Gu, Wet Sand, Silence Broken, A Forgotten People, Olivia’s Story), with panel discussion featuring Charles Burnett; and Jae-Han Lee (71:Into the Fire, The Cut Runs Deep, Sayonara Itsuka, A Moment to Remember; set to remake John Woo’s The Killer).

Festival highlights include a live re-score of Madame Freedom by DJ Spooky for the opening reception, over 12 outstanding feature films and more than 25 innovative short films by emerging and award-winning Korean directors from America, Korea and around the world.

This year’s schedule includes a program of four feature films that exhibit the diversity of Korean-American film:

The Boat
2:00 pm, Theater 1

Korean Japanese co-production directed by Young Nam Kim, tells the unlikely story of a cross-cultural friendship that develops between a couple of smugglers, Hyung Gu (Ha Jung Woo) and his contact on the other side, a young Japanese man called Toru (Tsumabuki Satoshi).

psychohydrography by Peter Bo Rappmund

6:00 pm, White Box

An analysis of the flow of water from mountain to aqueduct, city to sea. Shot at and around the Eastern Sierra Nevada, Owens Valley, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Los Angeles River and Pacific Ocean. HD video constructed entirely from single frame photography, directed by Peter Bo Rappmund.

The Woman, the Orphan, and the Tiger
7:30 pm, White Box

The third film in a trilogy of narrative experimental films by Jane Jin Kaisen dealing with international adoption and the ideological, geopolitical, historical, and psychological effects of that process. This film looks at the legacy of international adoption from a feminist perspective and within a transgenerational and transnational scope.

The House of Suh
7:30pm, theater 1

Award-winning documentary by Iris Kim recounts the chilling story of the House of Suh, an immigrant family whose pursuit of happiness quickly became riddled with misfortune, culminating on September 25, 1993, when Andrew shot and killed his older sister’s fiancĂ© of eight years, Robert O’Dubaine, at Catherine’s bidding.

For the complete program, visit kaffny.com. Early VIP tickets can be purchased through the Kickstarter campaign by clicking here, or through the website.

Tickets cost $12 (general admission) and $8 (students and seniors).

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