October 27, 2015 by thepopculturehistorian.com
Once again, I found myself volunteering at the Boston Asian American
Film Festival. Unlike last year, I managed to see most of the movies that were shown this year. BAAFF 2015 kicked off with Benson Lee’s Seoul Searching.
Seoul Searching follows a group of foreign-born students of Korean descent taking part in a South Korean government-sponsored summer camp to help them connect with their heritage and shows why the program was as short-lived as it was.
Benson Lee aimed to make this movie his tribute to John Hughes (it does take place in 1986 after all) and it shows in the classic Breakfast Club formula of having the characters start off as stereotypes and letting the viewer see that they are in fact more than what is on the surface.... READ MORE