Hey, New York film fans... October 24-26 marks this year's Korean American Film Festival (KAFFNY), the only New York-based international, independent film and arts festival that programs culturally and socially relevant content for the Korean American population and global Korean diasporas at large. KAFFNY will be screening several films throughout the weekend at the Village East Cinema in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. Here are a few highlights:
KAFFNY 2013 — 7th Annual Korean American Film FestivalGet your tickets now through Eventbrite. For more information about KAFFNY, visit the festival website.
New York Oct 24-26, 2013
Village East Cinema
181-189 2nd Ave
New York, New York 10003
Highlights from the 7th Annual KAFFNY include:
The world premiere of FADING AWAY by Christopher H.K. Lee, a seven-part documentary based on rare archival footage and the powerful recollections from a Korean War orphan who fled North Korea to the South as a thirteen year old – in addition to other refugees and former soldiers sharing their painful memories with sons, daughters and grandchildren...
The east coast premiere of THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN by Joon Bai, follows the story of a young South Korean soldier caught behind enemy lines, who falls in love with a North Korean girl who cares for him, not knowing he is the enemy. The director is a Korean War refugee, now in his 70s, who has since built a successful American manufacturing business. This is his first feature film, entirely shot in North Korea, with all North Korean cast and crew.
The east coast premiere of SEEKING HAVEN follows a young North Korean defector, Youngsoon through China, Laos, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, trying to make a life for herself while staying in touch with her family.
A tribute to the late Korean-American film curator Dong-Sin Han who was instrumental in organizing the first American retrospectives of Kim Ki-Duk, Im Kwon-Taek and Shin Sang-Ok to American audiences at MoMA... We screen her recommendation ADDRESS UNKNOWN by Kim Ki-duk, where a mother and her biracial son live in an abandoned bus behind an American army base, where they and other characters around them, communicate through violence.
Other program sections include the annual international Shorts Competition, a Forgotten War Shorts program (including exclusive preview clips from documentarian Dai Sil Kim-Gibson's new film, PEOPLE ARE THE SKY), Incubator for emerging talent, and a Visual Arts section, featuring artists working in new media.
UPDATE: Use discount code 'Friend' at the Eventbrite checkout to receive a $2 discount to your ticket order. Good for advance orders only. Tickets are also available at the door for film screenings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.