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NW premiere film screening of "Wedding Palace" (USA, Korea, 2011)
Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 5:30pm
NW premiere film screening of  "Wedding Palace" (USA, Korea, 2011)

The PSU Institute for Asian Studies and Adult Korean Adoptees of Portland present the Pacific NW premiere screening of 

Wedding Palace
(USA | Korea; 2011; 90 min.)
by debut film director: Christine Yoo

DATE:  Saturday, November 19, 2011

TIME:

  • 5:30 - 7:00 pm: Showtime
  • 7:00 - 8:00 pm:  Q & A w/Actors Joy Osmanski & Nancy J. Lee

LOCATION:  Portland State University, Student Rec Center, room 001 (1800 SW 6th Ave, Portland)

TICKETS: (Limited seating - only 200 tickets will be sold)  Click here to purchase >>

  • PSU students w/ID:  $7.00 *       (* plus online processing fee)
  • General admission:  $10.00 *    (* plus online processing fee)

The film will open nationwide February 2012 in select cities.

About the Film:
Described as the Korean, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” Wedding Palace is a charming romantic comedy.

Pressured to get married by family and friends, 29 year‐old advertising executive Jason Kim finds the woman of his dreams in cyberspace, 9000 miles away in Seoul, Korea. Complications arise when his bride to be arrives in Los Angeles for the first time.

Jason Kim (played by Brian Tee) is struggling to overcome the dreadful fate of an ancient family curse that threatens his very life if he is not married by his 30th birthday. The drama takes off when the picture perfect girl, Jinnie Park (played by Joy Osmanski) abandons Jason at the altar of the Wedding Palace. With Jason's 30th birthday or death fast approaching, bridal replacements are quickly interviewed. To the horror of Jason's parents (played by Stephen Park and Jean Yoon), Jason rejects them all, insisting he believes more in love than some ridiculous family curse. On a business trip to Korea, he finally meets the girl of his dreams, Na Young Song (played by Kang Hye‐jung). They embark on a long distance cyber love affair fueled by imagination and 24/7 video chats. Jason proposes to Na Young and his family is delighted. But when Na Young arrives in Los Angeles, what Jason soon discovers is that a relationship can sometimes be deeper online than in real life. Can Jason find the courage to defy his parents and bridge the gap between family expectations of beauty and true love? With all of her shortcomings, is Na Young the special girl with the power to break his family's ancient curse forever?

STARRING:
Brian Tee (The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift), Hye-jeong Kang (Old Boy), Bobby Lee (MADtv), Stephen Park (Fargo), Margaret Cho and more.

MORE about the film & cast >>

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Institute for Asian Studies     |     Email:  asianstudies@pdx.edu     |     Tel:  503-725-8576

Adult Korean Adoptees of Portland      |      Email:  AKAPortland@gmail.com

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