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OPENING NIGHT FILM: LITTLE FOREST

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OPENING NIGHT FILM: LITTLE FOREST

Directed by Yim Soon-rye
When Hye-won flees Seoul’s empty calories and daily humiliations, she returns to her rural town with a voracious…
Asian American Panorama

FICTION AND OTHER REALITIES

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FICTION AND OTHER REALITIES

Directed by Bobby Choy, Steve Lee
Bobby (aka real-life musician Big Phony) is a singer-songwriter who can’t seem to find his place in New…
Asia Pop!

GRADUATION

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GRADUATION

Directed by Joan Ji Yey Hui
Juggling graduation, living on her own, and low-paying jobs, lively and bright-eyed Hae-Rang holds onto her dream to…
Masters

GRASS

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GRASS

Directed by Hong Sang-soo
Young writer Areum (Kim Min-hee) rattles away on her MacBook, concocting a new story in a café. Meanwhile,…

KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK

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KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK

Directed by Arom Choi
One woman in a cramped humid room carries on with stretching, solo dance, and piling ramen bowls until…
Discoveries

THE LAND OF SEONGHYE

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THE LAND OF SEONGHYE

Directed by Jung Hyung-suk
An award-winning deep dive into the precarious everyday life of Seonghye, a young educated woman typical of Korea’s…

LETTER TO MY CHILDREN

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LETTER TO MY CHILDREN

Directed by Joseph Juhn
An imaginary letter from a Korean man who lived in Mexico as slave labor and in Cuba as…

MY FATHER’S ROOM

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MY FATHER’S ROOM

Directed by Jang Nari
Abused by her father during childhood, a young woman's pain and anger begins to fade until one day…
Discoveries

THE RETURN

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THE RETURN

Directed by Malene Choi
Fact and fiction swirl around in this deeply touching experimental doc which follows Karoline and Thomas far from…

SELECTION

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SELECTION

Directed by Shim Kyu Taek
Tired of fruitless job interviews that leave her buried under a ton of Gengars, an unemployed woman in…
Asia Pop!

SUNSET IN MY HOMETOWN

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SUNSET IN MY HOMETOWN

Directed by Lee Joon-ik
Hak-Soo’s big chance to succeed as a rapper is interrupted when his father suddenly falls ill and he…

THE CLEANER

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THE CLEANER

Directed by Bowon Kim
Stephen Chow mysticism meets millennial entitlement in a slapstick journey of a retired man who embraces neighborhood cleanup…

THE REALM OF DEEPEST KNOWING

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THE REALM OF DEEPEST KNOWING

Directed by Seunghee Kim
In the midst of struggle, one person delves into the deepest place in another’s heart and brings light…

THE STARRY NIGHT

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THE STARRY NIGHT

Directed by Lee Jonghoon
A beautiful visit to the coast with an elderly man and his dog.

THE WORLD OF MIMI

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THE WORLD OF MIMI

Directed by Dong-ki Yoon
With minutes ticking down on the clock and enemies in her path, can Mimi save her boyfriend from…
Asian American Panorama

TO KILL ALICE

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TO KILL ALICE

Directed by Kim Sangkyu
Literal explosives light the media firestorm surrounding Eunmi, a South Korean in America who rethinks her anti-Communist upbringing…

UNINVITED

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UNINVITED

Directed by Seung Yeob Lee
A mother make an unannounced visit to her son in Seoul, who quickly tries to hide the evidence…
Asia Pop!

THE WITNESS

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THE WITNESS

Directed by Jo Kyu-Jang
The “bystander effect” is twisted into box office thriller gold as an ordinary salaryman witnesses a murder outside…
Special Presentations

WAIKIKI BROTHERS

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WAIKIKI BROTHERS

Directed by Yim Soon-rye
CELLULOID JUKEBOX A landmark classic from the Korean New Wave, Yim Soon-rye’s deadpan portrait of masculinity follows a…