Seoul Searching [Opening night film]
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7:00 PM
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40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(T: Harvard Square)
New England Premiere
2015 | USA | 105 mins | Comedy
Directed by Benson Lee
Followed by Q&A with Benson Lee and the twins, Uatchet Jin Juch and Nekhebet Kum Juch
A 1980’s John Hughes inspired romantic teen comedy about a group of Korean misfits from around the world forced by their parents to attend a cultural propaganda camp in Seoul resulting in the best summer of their lives.
Benson Lee is an award-winning Korean-American filmmaker who has worked in drama,documentary, and commercial production for over 15 years. In 1998, with his first feature film Miss Monday, Lee became the first Korean American filmmaker to be accepted to the Dramatic Competition of the Sundance Film Festival where his film was awarded a Special Grand Jury Prize for Best Actor.
His first documentary 'Planet B-Boy' was one of the top-grossing theatrical documentaries of 2008 in the US. His work has aired on HBO, MTV, the Sundance Channel, and has been theatrically distributed to over 100 countries worldwide.
In 2013, Lee directed the 3D Hollywood adaptation of 'Planet B-Boy' titled 'Battle of the Year' for Sony Pictures that stars Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, and Chris Brown.
Lee's current film is 'Seoul Searching' an 80s Teen Comedy about a group of diverse Korean high school teens from around the globe, coming together in 1986 to experience the most important summer of their lives. They meet at a special summer camp in Seoul where they were sent by their parents to learn what it means to be Korean; a side to them they know little about. Although the intentions of the camp were honorable, the activities of the teens were not. The film made its premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and will be released over the Fall of 2015.