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Korean Film Festival DC 2017 & Opening Night Kickoff Party


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Korean Film Festival DC 2017

Nov. 3 - Dec. 3

Kickoff party, screenings, visiting directors, & more! 

The Korean Film Festival DC returns in 2017 as one of the largest celebrations of Korean cinema in America, with screenings of the latest and greatest Korean films and special events at venues across the DC region! Hosted by the Smithsonian's Freer|Sackler, this year's festival features an opening night kickoff party with music and food, live discussions with two directors, more than a dozen films, and 20 screenings. Some events require tickets, others are free. Check out the full details below or visit the Freer website here

Opening Night Kickoff Party with Okja & Director Bong Joon-ho

Friday, Nov. 3, 5:30-9:30 pm FREE

It all starts with the opening night reception courtesy of the KCC at the Smithsonian's recently renovated Freer Gallery on Friday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 pmwith complimentary Korean appetizers by Esther's Kitchen, a K-Pop dance party DJed by Bae Baetours of the museum's Korean galleries, and a cash bar by Tortoise and Hare. The fun continues at 7:30 pm with a screening of the 2017 film Okja, Bong Joon-ho's dystopian comedy about a race to engineer the perfect genetically modified pig, in the Meyer Auditorium followed by a live video Q&A with acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho. No RSVP required, but admission and seating is first come first served. Details here

Screening of The Truth Beneath with Director Lee Kyung-mi

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2-4 pm FREE

Acclaimed director Lee Kyung-mi visits Washington, D.C. for an in-person Q&A following her 2016 film The Truth Beneath. In this tense and stylish thriller, the daughter of a news anchor-turned-politician goes missing, prompting his wife to launch her own desperate investigation, unearthing a web of corruption and deceit. Details here

Complete Festival Schedule

F|S = Freer|Sackler, Meyer Auditorium (seating first come, first served)

AFI = AFI Silver Theatre (tickets required; details here)

Okja 옥자

◆ F|S Friday, Nov. 3, 7:30 pm (Kickoff Party at 5:30 pm)

◆ AFI Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 pm

◆ AFI Sunday, Nov. 12, 8:45 pm

◆ AFI Monday, Nov. 13, 9:15 pm

◆ AFI Wednesday, Nov. 15, 9:15 pm

◆ AFI Thursday, Nov. 16, 9:30 pm

Asura: The City of Madness 아수라

◆ F|S Sunday, Nov. 5, 2 pm

Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno 밤섬해적단 서울불바다

◆ F|S Friday, Nov. 10, 7 pm

The Truth Beneath 비밀은 없다

◆ F|S Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 pm (Director Lee Kyoung-mi in person)

Come, Together 컴, 투게더

◆ F|S Friday, Nov. 17, 7 pm

The Villainess 악녀

◆ AFI Friday, Nov. 17, 9:45 pm

◆ AFI Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 pm

◆ AFI Wednesday, Nov. 22, 9:25 pm

Picture of Hell 지옥도

◆ F|S Sunday, Nov. 19, 1 pm

A Quiet Dream 춘몽

◆ F|S Sunday, Nov. 19, 3:30 pm

Bluebeard 해빙

◆ AFI Sunday, Nov. 19, 9:20 pm

◆ AFI Wednesday, Nov. 22, 7 pm

The Merciless 불한당: 나쁜 놈들의 세상

◆ AFI Monday, Nov. 20, 9:20 pm

◆ AFI Tuesday, Nov. 21, 9:20 pm

Fabricated City 조작된 도시

◆ F|S Friday, Dec. 1, 7 pm

The Day After 그후

◆ F|S Sunday, Dec. 3, 1 pm

On the Beach at Night Alone 밤의 해변에서 혼자

◆ F|S Sunday, Dec. 3, 3 pm