Hey, film fans! Seoul Searching, from writer/director Benson Lee, is a coming-of-age teen tale set during one crazy summer at a Korean culture camp. The film premiered earlier this year at Sundance, and will celebrate its Los Angeles premiere next week, June 17, as part of the Los Angeles Film Festival. Want to go to the red carpet gala at L.A. LIVE? I'm giving away free tickets. Scroll down for details...
Based on Benson Lee's real-life experiences, with a cast that includes Justin Chon, Jessika Van and In-Pyo Cha, Seoul Searching is an homage to John Hughes' teen dramedies of the 80s. Set in the summer of 1986, the story centers on a group of Korean high school misfits from around the world who are shipped off to attend a government-sponsored culture camp in Seoul to learn what it means to be Korean. Between the booze, fist fights, raging hormones and identity crises, it turns out to be the most memorable summer of their lives.
Here's the teaser trailer again:
Here are some details about the Los Angeles premiere:
Los Angeles Film Festival Red Carpet Gala Premiere
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Regal Cinemas LA LIVE
1000 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles CA
Based on filmmaker Benson Lee’s own experience, Seoul Searching is an homage to the John Hughes teen dramedies of the 80s. The story centers on a group of Korean high school misfits from around the world during the summer of 1986. Teens from the U.S., Mexico, Germany, and UK are forced by their parents to attend a government sponsored "propaganda" camp in Seoul to learn what it means to be Korean, but end up experiencing a wild journey that turns into the most memorable summer of their lives.
Directed by: Benson Lee
Screenwriter: Benson Lee
Producers: Andrea Chung, Benson Lee
Cinematographer: Daniel Katz
Editor: Steve M. Choe
Music: Woody Pak
Cast: Justin Chon, Jessika Van, In-Pyo Cha
If you're in Los Angeles and want to see Seoul Searching, tickets to the gala screening are available at the Los Angeles Film Festival website. But also, if you're feeling lucky, I'm giving three pairs of tickets.
Here's how to enter for your chance to win tickets to Seoul Searching:
Step 1: Follow @angryasianman on Twitter.
Step 2: Tweet this message:
I want to win tickets to see #SeoulSearching at #LAFilmFest from @angryasianman! http://bit.ly/aam-seoul-laff
Step 3: I'll throw all the entries into a hat and pick three random winners, who will each receive a pair (2) of tickets to see Seoul Searching on June 17 at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Please, only one entry per person/Twitter account. Cheaters will be publicly shamed. The giveaway entry period ends on Friday, June 11, 2015 at 11:59AM PST. Winners will receive a Direct Message with further information. Losers will receive nothing. You must provide your own transportation to the screening. And please, don't be a flake -- enter the giveaway only if you really plan on attending.
Good luck. For further information on Seoul Searching, follow updates on Facebook.