At long last, after crowd-pleasing hit festival run -- including a world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival -- the indie coming-of-age comedy Seoul Searching hits theaters in limited release next month.
Based on writer/director Benson Lee's own experiences as a teenager, Seoul Searching tells the story of a group of teens from all over the world who converge in Seoul during the summer of 1986 to participate in a government-sponsored program to help them connect with their heritage.
Starring an international all-Asian cast of fresh faces and seasoned performers, the film pays homage to the classic John Hughes dramedies of the eighties, while putting a fresh Asian American spin on the genre with nostalgia, hilarity and heart. This is the movie my generation wished we could have seen while growing up.
Here's the recently released theatrical trailer on iTunes:
Seoul Searching opens at the AMC Empire 25 Time Square in New York City on June 17, and the Laemmle Fine Arts in Los Angeles on June 24, with more cities to follow. For further information about the movie, visit the Seoul Searching website and follow updates on Facebook and Twitter.