Merry Christmas, North!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7PM
(54 Varick Street, NYC)
Korean Movie Night Series Seven
Deck the Halls: It’s Christmas in Korea!
Presented by the Korean Cultural Service NY
54 Varick Street
(on the corner of Canal Street, one block from the A, C, E and 1 train Canal Street stops)
All seating is first come, first served.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Film begins at 7:00pm.
Series Seven - Deck the Halls: It’s Christmas in Korea!
As the cold autumn days grow shorter and New York City is blanketed in winter’s white, the holiday season descends upon us. But his time, it’s not Santa Claus delivering the gifts – it’s your friends at the Korean Cultural Service!
This winter, KCS’s Korean Movie Nights takes a special look at the most beloved of holiday seasons, offering up three very extraordinary—and very Korean—takes on Christmas. From a heartwarming remake of an American holiday hit to a tale of a North Korean boy and his toy robot, these distinctly fresh takes on a Western tradition won’t just warm your long winter nights, they’ll melt your hearts.
Bundle up tight, deck the halls, and join your friends and family at the final Free Movie Night series of 2012. It’s time to enjoy the gift of cinema from KCS – because it’s Christmas in Korea!
MERRY CHRISTMAS, NORTH! (2010)
In a rural area in North Korea, little Jong-Soo dreams of visiting Pyongyang and meeting Kim Jong-Il. But when his dreams of adventure are dashed, he finds himself disheartened, wandering the woods. There, under a tree, he discovers a balloon carrying a toy robot – a Christmas gift from children in South Korea. Soon, the robot has made Jong-Soo so popular that other children in town begin offering him gifts for just a few short moments of playtime with the toy. But just as Jong-Soo realizes what the robot can do for him and his family, he discovers that another group of children in his town will do anything to make the robot their own.
The film will be shown in Korean with English subtitles.