The South Korean film industry has, in the past few years, achieved astonishing popularity domestically and internationally. This year, for the first time, we are pleased to provide a rare opportunity for the Stanford community and the bay area to enjoy a wide array of recent Korean films and to discuss the films with their directors. Three of these films will be shown here on campus. The details of the campus viewings are below. For more information about the entire festival, please visit http://www.mykima.org/.
Murder, Take One Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 - 9 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Duelist Friday, Feb. 10, 7 - 9 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Following the screening of the film, the director, Myung-Se Lee will be available for questions from the audience.
TaeGukGi: The Brotherhood of War Saturday, Feb. 11, 5 - 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Following the screening of the film, the director, Je-Gyu Kang will be available for questions from the audience.
Please join us for an academic symposium "Globalization & Contemporary Korean Cinema" on Friday, February 10 from 3 - 5 p.m. in the Okimoto Conference Room on the third floor of Encina Hall. Free and open to the public.
Panelists: Young-Lan Lee (Assoc. Prof. Kyung Hee University)
Hyangjin Lee (Senior Lecturer, Sheffield University)
Jenny Kwok Wah Lau (Assoc. Prof. San Francisco State University)
Aaron Magnan-Park (Asst. Prof. University of Notre Dame)
Kyu-Hyun Kim (University of California, Davis)
Moderator: Chul Heo and Aaron Kerner (San Francisco State University)
Korean films have emerged as a unique and influential player in international cinema. Current Korean cinema has combined Hollywood and more traditionally Asian aesthetics in ways that make it well suited for the global film market. This academic seminar will discuss the political, cultural, social, and economic implications of these recent developments for both Korea and international cultural sectors.
The joint Korean-American Film Festival "Korea Studies in Media Arts" is co-presented by Stanford University, San Francisco State University, University of Notre Dame, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.