JO Sung-hee, 2016, 125 min.
KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER NY announces a new film series
"Korean Movie Night New York: Premiere Showcase"
323 Ave of the Americas, New York City
Korean Cultural Center NY, a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea, is proud to announce a new film series to launch Korean Movie Night New York: Premiere Showcase - special screening of the freshest Korean blockbuster films.
Since its inception in 2010, Korean Movie Night New York presented regular, twice a month screenings that introduce a full spectrum of contemporary and classic Korean cinema to New York audiences, including popular blockbusters, independent films, documentaries, animation, and children’s films. This year it is redesigned as premiere event of the latest blockbuster films.
Over the past 6 years, new Korean films have been receiving regular limited U.S. theatrical releases, mostly through self-distribution efforts of Korean film companies, including at the AMC theaters in New York and New Jersey, shortly after their debuts at the Korean box office.
The intent of the Premiere Showcase is to provide audiences and film critics with a special preview screenings of the latest Korean hits, in advance of their U.S. releases.
“It has been truly wonderful to see how Korean Movie Night New York has grown over the years, expanding the audience for Korean cinema in New York City and beyond. With the Premiere Showcase, we hope to give Korean film fans a unique opportunity to be among the first to see the latest blockbusters, right after they are being released in Korea,” says OH Seung-je, Director of Korean Cultural Center in New York.
The series’ first film is PHANTOM DETECTIVE, the latest genre effort from director JO Sung-hee, a talented independent filmmaker (post-apocalyptic mystery horror END OF ANIMAL (2010), and Cannes prize-winning short DON’T STEP PUT OF THE HOUSE (2008)), who made a successful transition to commercial filmmaking with period-set fantasy melodrama A WAREWOLF BOY (2010), which earned him Best New Director award at Paeksang Arts Awards in Korea.
The screening will take place at IFC Center, 323 Ave of the Americas. All events are free admission, first come, first served. For information, call (212) 924 7771 For stills, please contact Jean Jo (212) 759 9550 (ext. 207) or jjo@Koreanculture.org, for screeners and film inquiries, please contact film curator Kyungmi Kim (646) 925 6149 or email@example.com