I love Sunny. I love it so much that I don’t feel awkward typing like a preteen girl talking about how fantastic it is. It was the best Korean film added to Netflix last year (hell, it was probably the best film added period), and it is something that everybody ever should see. And it makes me oh so happy that the next series from the ongoing Korean Movie Nights put on in New York by the Korean Cultural Service is going to feature Sunny. Because Sunny is amazing. I actually just rewatched it the other day. Damn it’s good.
There are also three other films playing, which is cool.. I haven’t heard of Miracle in Cell Number 7, but I sadly missed Architecture 101 and A Werewolf Boy back at the 2013 New York Korean Film Festival. I’m glad I’ll get this opportunity to remedy those mistakes, since I’ve heard both films are excellent.
As usual, these screenings are free and open to the public (first-come, first-serve), and seeing things on a big screen is always awesome if you can do it. Sunny is also the kind of film that plays well with an audience. I wouldn’t be surprised if the others do as well. So if you live in New York City and have free evenings every other Tuesday… well, they aren’t so free anymore. More information can be found below.
Korean Movie Night
from May 14th, 2013 – June 25th, 2013
courtesy of the Korean Cultural Service
Every other Tuesday @ 7pm
(54 Varick Street, on the corner of Canal Street, one block from the A, C, E and 1 train Canal Street stops)
All seating is first-come, first served.
Doors open at 6:30pm.
Laughter and Love at the Box Office!
The Korean Cultural Service loves to laugh, and judging from the hilarious and heartwarming blockbusters that have smashed records across Korea over the past few years, we’re not alone! Comedies and romances are hotter than ever, and fans around the world are obsessed with the feeling they get from laughing, crying… and loving!
And with that in mind, we’re bringing New York City four of Korea’s most recent comedic (and romantic) box office hits – so join us this Spring for a quartet of brilliant, sweet, and oftentimes side-splitting gems that you’re sure to remember forever!
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MAY 14 – MIRACLE IN CELL NUMBER 7 (2013)
Kindness can happen anywhere, as evidenced in this brand new blockbuster about a group of prison inmates who devise a plan for one of their own to see his estranged daughter. As it turns out, the mentally-handicapped Yong-Goo (Ryoo Seung-Ryong) was falsely imprisoned and, after saving one of his cellmates from a rival gang leader, earns the trust and admiration of his fellow prisoners. Now, with time running out, this group of friends will do anything to reunite Yong-Goo with his little girl – and audiences across Korea can’t get enough of it. Still playing to packed audiences there, Miracle in Cell Number 7is now the fourth biggest hit film in Korea’s history!
MAY 28 – SUNNY (2011)
Girl power! In this award-winning blockbuster, a group of schoolgirls form a timeless friendship, bonding over their willingness to do whatever it takes to make each other’s lives better.
A country girl, relocating to Seoul, becomes part of their clique… but when tragedy strikes, the group finds themselves forced to go their separate ways. Twenty-five years later, when two of the girls happen to meet by chance at a hospital, they decide its tie to get their friends back together and make their lives “sunny” again! An irrepressible feel-good comedy, Sunny was tied with the blockbuster War of the Arrows as the biggest Korean film of 2011!
JUNE 11 – ARCHITECTURE 101 (2012)
Architect Seung-Min (Uhm Tae-Woong) receives a visit from a woman who wants his assistance in building her new home. The only catch is that she’s his old girlfriend – and life has taken them both in very different directions. Now thrust back into a series of memories he’d long since tried to forget, Seung-Min is torn between the love of his past and the reality of his present. A heartbreaking but beautiful story of the lessons we learn as we grow,Architecture 101 was one of last year’s biggest hits – with bold, beautiful cause.
JUNE 25 – A WEREWOLF BOY (2012)
From director Jo Sung-Hee comes a timeless romance about young love and the lengths we will go for passion. When a girl, played by Park Bo-Young, moves into an old house, she’s startled by the discovery of a handsome young wild man, locked inside the property’s barn. Driven by their primal attraction to each other, love quickly flourishes between the two, even though another man has set his sights on the young woman. The biggest romantic hit in the history of Korean cinema, this tale of star-crossed tenderness will have you dabbing away tears of joy and believing in true love all over again!