Screen/Society--Cine-East: East Asian Cinema-- Screenings and Conversations with South Korean Indy Film Collective PINKS--"Miracle on Jongno Street"
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:15pm
Film Screening: "Miracle on Jongno Street" (LEE Hyuk-Sang, 2010, 109 min, South Korea, in Korean w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital) / The first feature length gay documentary film in Korea in one of the most conservative countries for LGBT people in Asia, "Miracle on Jongno Street" is a story about 4 gay men who try to lead a 'normal but unique life'. Despite their weary lives, The alleys of Nagwon-dong('Eden District') of Jongno in Seoul is a place where they make friends and find love, and in a way it could be referred to as their private 'Garden of Eden'. The movie is a real-life documentary about 5 men including the director himself, who meet and become friends in Eden. / -- PIFF Mecenat Award for Best Korean Documentary in Pusan International Film Festival (2010)! / Trailer: https://vimeo.com/32386744 // Sponsored by the Academy of Korean Studies and the Duke Korea Forum.