CENTERPIECE PRESENTATION (SEOUL SEARCHING) AND AFTER PARTY
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Centerpiece Presentation & After-Party: Seoul Searching – July 25, 7:30 pm, Village East Cinema
In the summer of 1986, the South Korean government decided to open a special summer camp for the offspring of Korean immigrants around the world, so that they could reconnect with their heritage and learn what it means to be Korean. Based on true events, SEOUL SEARCHING follows a group of students during this summer as they struggle to connect with one another, but end up ultimately finding themselves.
Sid is a punker from LA who has serious issues with authority, including Mr. Kim, the head teacher of his class who harbors a painful secret. Sid gets into a romance with Grace, a pastor’s kid from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, who worships and embodies Madonna. Sergio is a Mexican womanizer who loves fiestas and senoritas, but meets his match in Sue-jin, a feminist-in-the-making. Klaus hails from Hamburg, Germany and helps Kris, an adoptee, find and reconnect with her birth mother. This group along with hip-hop inspired rappers from Queens, a military enthusiast, the pretentious Brit. Bitch, and many more capture the emotion and angst of youth in an era where teens were naïve, politically incorrect, polarized by cliques, and knew nothing about the world.
The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), presented by Asian CineVision, is the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to films by and about Asians and Asian Americans.
Locations: Screenings will be held at Cinema Village East (181-189 2nd Avenue), Asia Society (725 Park Avenue), Museum of Chinese in America (215 Centre Street), Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave, Astoria), and Flushing Town Hall (13735 Northern Boulevard, Flushing).
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