the house of suh broadcast premiere on msnbc, july 17

Mark you calendars, set your DVRs. The critically-acclaimed true-crime documentary The House of Suh, directed by Iris K. Shim, will make its national broacast premiere on MSNBC this Sunday, July 17, 10:00pm EST.

It's a tragic story of family, loyalty, murder and the American dream. This is your chance to watch an amazing film that has been stunning audiences and picking up awards along the film festival circuit over the last year. Here's MSNBC's trailer for the broadcast:

Here's the film's synopsis:
Yoon Myung and Tai Sook Suh immigrated to America for a better life for their children, Andrew and Catherine. But their pursuit of happiness quickly became riddled with misfortune, culminating on September 25, 1993, when Andrew shot and killed his older sister's fiance of eight years, Robert O'Dubaine, at Catherine's bidding.

Those closest to Andrew expressed shock and disbelief: how could a young man with a promising future allow himself to be convinced into committing murder? As the Suh's complex history unfolds, issues of cultural assimilation, traditional values and justice are examined, raising questions of guilt, innocence and the illusive gray area in between.
Do note that this MSNBC broadcast version has actually been edited down to 45 minutes (for a one-hour slot), so there are some significant cuts to the story. That doesn't mean you shouldn't check it out. I'll be tuning in in support of Iris and producers Gerry Kim and Joseph Lee. (There will eventually be a DVD release with the full version plus extra material.)

If you're in New York this weekend, the filmmakers are having a broadcast party this Sunday. Otherwise just tune in from the comfort of your couch. For more information and further updates about the film, go to The House of Suh website here.

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