With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Thursday, April 14, 2011

ACF 980: Free Korean animation series concludes with screening of "Audition"

South Korea, 2008
When: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm
(Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Where: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street @ Canal, NYC
(One block from the A, C, E & 1 train Canal Street stops)
Price: Free!!!!!
Seating: First-come, first served
North American Premiere

Korean Cultural Services current free series Korean Movie Night Series 2: Korean Animation Explodes! concludes next Tuesday with a glitzy, gaudy, crowd-pleasing anime-style manhwa (Korean manga) adaptation. Based on the most popular manhwa of the late 90's, AUDITION is a teen-girl-ready romance about four dudes, all misfits, who form a rock band. All the main characters are already licensed products in Korea and this feature film version of their well-known story took 8 years to make.

(Obviously this is a totally different film from Takashi Miike's 1999 film of the same name in English. Miike's live-action Audition, based on a short novel by Ryu Murakami, is about a widower's search for a second wife and the terrifying consequences than ensue.)

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