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K-Cinema Film Screening & Social featuring Poetry (시)

Join us for a K-Cinema screening and appetizer social at the Korean Cultural Center, featuring the acclaimed 2010 film Poetry (시), June 13 & 27! Come early for a sampling of Korean mandu, or dumplings, before the show.

Dates: Thursdays, June 13 & 27 (two screenings)
Time: 6:30 - 8:45 pm (reception served at 6 pm)
Location: Korean Cultural Center (2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington DC 20008)
RSVP: REQUIRED via the KCC website
Contact: Adam Wojciechowicz | [masked] | (202)[masked]

Film Description:

Look closely enough—at an apple, a tree, or your own life—and you will discover inspiration in everything.

Inquisitive, eccentric, and caring, Mi-ja (Yun Jung-hee) is a beautiful woman in her sixties who moves through life contemplating her trivial daily routine but seeking out everyday beauty. With strength and grace, she cares for an elderly stroke victim and raises her grandson alone. As Mi-ja is forced to confront the onset of her own Alzheimer ’s disease, she enrolls in a poetry class, and begins a personal quest for the words to express her own inexpressible feelings. The discovery of a heinous family crime will test the limits of her empathy and drive her to write her own life poem of devastating beauty.

'One of the heartening glories of the filmgoing year.'
- Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribute

'A life-sized movie about loss and self-discovery.'
- Wesley Morris, Boston Globe

Acclaimed writer and director Lee Chang-dong followed up his celebrated film Secret Sunshine (2007) with Poetry (2010), the winner of multiple major awards, including Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival, and Best Film and Best Director at the Asian Film Awards. Poetry was also an official selection at numerous international film festivals, including New York, Telluride, Toronto, Cairo, Moscow, Helsinki, Portland, Istanbul, and Dubai. More about the film Poetry at the official website.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was ok.

    June 27, 2013

  • Joe N.

    One of the cool things about DC is that as Asian-Americans, our countries are literally in the city via their embassies. The well run embassies have cultural ministries that promote language, film, food, art, dance, and culture. In this case, the Korean embassy is having free food and a movie. That's pretty tough to beat and you can show up and be all sophisticated :-)

    Remember, RSVPing here isn't enough. You have to RSVP on the Korean embassy's page as well:

    June 21, 2013

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  • Joe N.
    Asian King, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Andrew
    Chinese Prince/CAPAL-MEISTER
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