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Film Screenin: Into the Fire

Panel

**** SORRY ALL THE SEATS ARE TAKEN ALREADY. NO CHILDREN, FOR 17 OR OLDER ****

SPEAKERS:
John H. Lee - Director of the film
Kwon Sang-woo - Actor
Scott Foundas - Assocciate Program Director, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Contributing Editor, Film Comment, NY
Kyung Hyun Kim - Associate Professor, East Asian Language & Liturature, and Film & Media Studies, University of California, Irvine
Chi-hui Yang - Director, San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
Daniel C. Sneider - Associate Director of Research, APARC

The Korean Studies Program is pleased to pre-screen a major new Korean film, subtitled in English, about the Korean War to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. The film, "Into the Fire," is based on an actual event. During the desperate early days of the war when regular South Korean and American soldiers were tied down elsewhere, high school students defended the South Korean port city of Pohang. The movie is both an action film and a drama about the character development of these young men as unlikely heroes. Taewon Entertainment produced the film; the director is a veteran Korean filmmaker, New York University trained John H. Lee. To put the film in historical and cinematic context, the film screening will be followed by a panel discussion including the director, actor Kwon Sang-woo, and film critics: Scott Foundas, Associate Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, and Chi-Hui Yang, Director of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 | 6:00 pm — 10:00 pm
Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall