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Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV

Directed by Amanada Kim

Cast: Steven Yeun

Official Selection, 2023 Sundance Film Festival
Opening Film, 2023 MOMA Documentary Fortnight

Rarely are avant-garde artists also pop icons. Even rarer are they Korean Americans. Nam June Paik was a visionary, a prankster, a scavenger, and a man of the world. Growing up in wartime Korea, Paik studied music in Japan and Germany, and then made a splash in New York City, where his fascination with the Sony Portapak led to experiments with electronic pictures that would later be termed video art. A documentary on the pioneering artist is long overdue, and Amanda Kim brings to life his beaming smile, his quixotic grandeur, and his creative wizardry, all with the humor that made Paik such an art world celebrity. Featuring abundant archival materials and Paik’s own writings, read by actor Steven Yeun.


Co-presented by The Hill Street Country Club.

Dates & Times


UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley

Mon, Apr 24
7:45 pm