Passport Thursdays Outdoors Music, Dance, and Film Series
Thursdays, August 21, 2014 at 7PM-10PM
Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows right next to the majestic Unisphere for this free weekly presentation of live music, dance, and film from one of the many international locales that fuel Queens’ cultural and artistic vitality.
Museum Galleries & Café open late until 8pm. Free hands-on artmaking workshops for the family before the movie starts.
Free & Open to all. In case of rain, program moves inside the Museum.
Please visit http://www.queensmuseum.org/events/passport-thursdays-outdoor-music-dance-and-film-series-3/ for more information.
Aug 21: Korea
Music: Song Hee Lee Dance Company combines a deep knowledge of both modern and Korean dance forms to create their own unique, intensely personal style that is innovative yet anchored in Korean tradition.
Film: Approved for Adpotion (Laurent Boileau & Jung Henin, France/South Korea, 2012, 75 minutes, French with English ST) Animated documentary that traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by European families after the end of the Korean War. It is the story of a boy stranded between two cultures. Sepia-toned animated vignettes – some humorous and some poetic – track Jung from the day he first meets his new blond siblings, through elementary school, and into his teenage years, when his emerging sense of identity begins to create fissures at home and ignite the latent biases of his adoptive parents. The filmmaker tells his story using his own animation intercut with snippets of super-8 family footage and archival film. The result is an animated memoir like no other: clear-eyed and unflinching, humorous and wry, and above all, inspiring in the capacity of the human heart.
Watch the Trailer
Co-presented with Korean Cultural Service NY.