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Korean Film Festival: "Documentary about Korea"
Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 1:30pm

Portland State University's Korean Student Association (KSA) and Institute for Asian Studies present
A Korean Film Festival & fundraiser for Korean Studies at PSU.

Admission:

  •     FREE w/PSU ID
  •     $5/general admission **
  •     Children under 7 are free
  •     Special FREE admission for everyone on April 28

** All proceeds benefit the Korean Studies Program at PSU. Additional contributions will be accepted at the door.

Location:

  •    All films will screen at the PSU 5th Ave. Cinema, 510 SW Hall St., Portland, except on April 28.
  •    Location of April 28th film is the PSU School of Business Bldg, room SBA 190

Films include romantic comedy, drama, fantasy-action, and documentaries.

Films and Dates:


Friday, April 20th, 7pm
Cyrano Agency (2010; 119min, Korean w/English subtitles )
 Director Kim Hyeon-seok crafts a romantic comedy about a matchmaking dating service with a 100% success rate . . . until an unpredictable client comes along. Will Cyrano Dating Agency succeed in bringing love into it's client's life?
See more at http://www.hancinema.net/korean_movie_Cyrano_Agency.php

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Sunday, April 22, 3pm
Poetry (2010; 139 min Korean w/English subtitles.)
Writer and director Lee ChangDong, tells the moving story of a woman in the 60s, who, while working as a caretaker for a disabled man and raising her irresponsible grandson, must confront the onset of Alzheimer's. She develops an interest in poetry as a means to cope and in turn discovers beauty in the mundane.
Preview the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo2dfY317-k

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Friday, April 27th, 7pm
Don’t Cry for me Sudan (2010; 90 min. documentary; Korean w/English subtitles)
Director Coo Soo-Hwan documents the life of Catholic Father Tae-Seok John Lee who worked as a doctor, teacher, conductor, architect, and priest in the small Sudan village of Tong. After his death in 2010 a funeral was held for him by the local Dinka tribe with many of the tribal warriors in tears.
Preview the trailer at http://hancinema.net/Don_t_Cry_for_Me_Sudan-Trailer-video_23626.html

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Saturday, April 28th, 1:30pm
KSCCP: Korean Spirit & Promotion Project (2010; 60 min; in English) * FREE ADMISSION **

 Documentary film & presentation on Korean history and contemporary society, courtesy of the KSCCP:  Korean Spirit & Promotion Project.
 ** LOCATION: PSU School of Business Bldg, room SBA 190. 631 SW Harrison St.

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Friday, May 4th, 7pm
 Jeon Woo Chi: the Taoist Wizard (2009; 136 min, Korean w/English subtitles)
Director Choi Dong-hoon's action, comedy, fantasy movie depicts a tale from the Chosen Dynasty, about a wizard that has been quested to save pipe of prophecy from the hands of the evil goblins and restore order in the world. (Contains violence, rated PG-13/R)
Preview the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXtOvsuyuw

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Please Join us as we Celebrate Korean Culture!
Films courtesy of the Korea Foundation & Korea International Trade Association (KITA) and the Ministry of knowledge Economy, Korea
Co-sponsored by the PSU Institute for Asian Studies
For more information contact:  asianstudies@pdx.edu> or tel. 503-725-8576

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