CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST
Tuesday, December 11, 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 6:30 pm. Film begins at 7:00 pm.
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!
CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST (1998)
30-something Jung-won runs a small photo studio, and muses on the meaning of life. For him, human existence is all too short, and – for this ill young man – he’s come to grips with what may be his final years on this Earth. Just when life seems its bleakest, the lovely young Darim walks into his studio and gives Jung-won a new lease on life. Now, as his health deteriorates, this brave dreamer must face down fate and ensure that, if he is to die, he will make the world a more beautiful place before disappearing. Bring your tissues, because this heartwarming, poetic romance is sure to tug at your holiday heartstrings.
The film will be shown in Korean with English subtitles.