Film Festival: Korean-American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU

At the beautiful Skirball Center for The Performing Arts, NYU, the 2nd Annual Korean-American Film Festival New York ("KAFFNY") will screen nine short films and a spotlight feature film, showcasing Korean-American talent.  Highlights include the power of activism and change personified in fiesty Grandma Kim in the documentary, Metro Es Para Todos; Strikes Twice, a magic realist work that turns a chance encounter into a turbulent collision of power and morality; a young, working-class family man whose livelihood is pushed deep into a frightening corner of exploitation and peril in Illegal.  KAFFNY will bring to the screen exclusive footage from Planet B-Boy, (to be released theatrically in April), an exhilarating look at the cultural phenomenon of break dancing outside its origin in the South Bronx to the world stage, in particular, South Korea.  New to KAFFNY 2008:  a spotlight feature film, Baby, a poetic gangster story, will make its NYC theatrical premiere. Tickets and more information can be found at

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU
566 LaGuardia Pl.(Washington Square South) New York NY 10012
Shorts films: 4pm
Spotlight Feature Film: 7pm

Miro Yoon