With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Sunday, September 22, 2013

ACF 2039: Christine Yoo's WEDDING PALACE arrives in 5 days!

Actor Stephen Park and director Christine Yoo at The Korea Society

There are just five days left in the countdown to the theatrical opening of Korean-American rom-com Wedding Palace in New York, Los Angeles and Hawaii on Friday, September 27th. So I thought I'd have this post focus on how I first came to know about the film and become one of its fervent boosters.

Back on May 10, 2012, director Christine Yoo and actor Stephen Park came to The Korea Society here in New York. After showing a clip of the film, or perhaps it was the trailer, they sat down for a nearly hour long discussion about the making of the movie, both the joys and the challenges.

Afterwards, I asked "When will I be able to see it in a movie theater?" There was no distribution deal in place at that time, so the answer essentially was "hopefully sometime before long." I stayed in touch with Christine and her publicist and got to watch the movie online. I really loved it and remained hopeful that a distribution deal would be achieved.

Well, the wait is almost over. I plan to be at the first screening at the AMC Empire 25 this coming Friday. If you can, I hope you'll go to one of the screenings on the opening weekend. A big turnout the opening weekend will mean a lot to all who were involved in making the film, and to the many, many people who have seen it at various special screenings and have fallen in love with Wedding Palace.

Here's the clip of Christine and Stephen's appearance at The Korea Society roughly sixteen months ago. It's been a bit of awhile since then, but no matter. Good things are worth waiting for; really, really good things, even more so.

Watch the Wedding Palace Movie Trailer.

Check out the Wedding Palace Movie website for all theater names and locations.

Join the Wedding Palace Fan Club on Facebook

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