Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Korea's back -- with another series of free films at the Tribeca Cinemas in January and February

again presents FREE films from Korea, 
every other Tuesday evening, 
beginning January 14.
And to begin 2014… it's going wild!

Series One --  Wild Days: 
Coming of Age in 2014 

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for a whole new round of incredible free movies at Tribeca Cinemas – courtesy of your friends at The Korean Cultural Service of New York.

Starting January 14th, join the fun at the KCS' new series, Wild Days – which showcases four brand new coming-of-age films (including Korea’s official submission to the Academy Awards, Juvenile Offender): a cinematic quartet that varies between explosive, suspenseful, and downright sweet.

While, on the surface, super-spies and troubled teens don’t seem to have that much in common, the new series is all about finding yourself and making the most of your life – a concept that we think is the perfect way to kick off a new year. The series also teams KCS with a number of great new film distributors, while supporting the US theatrical releases of blockbuster Korean hits like COMMITMENT – currently playing in American cinemas. So bundle up this winter, gather your friends, and get ready for some of Korea’s finest new action, thrills, and drama – brought to you free, as always!

JANUARY 14 – COMMITMENT (2013) After his father’s botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung-hoon (CHOI Seung-hyun) and his young sister Hye-in (HAN Ye-ri) are sent to a labor prison camp. In order to save his sister’s life, Myung-hoon volunteers to become a spy and infiltrates the South as a teenage defector. While attending high school in the South, he meets another girl and rescues her when she is attacked. South Korean Intelligence soon discovers the plot and begins closing in on Myung-hoon, while his own government sends a vicious assassin to eliminate him. This special free screening COMMITMENT, which is currently in theaters, is courtesy of WellGo USA

JANUARY 28 – FRIEND: THE GREAT LEGACY (2013) With no memory of his father, Sung-Hoon (Kim Woo-Bin) was raised and surrounded by gangsters. As he grew up, he fell into a life of crime. Now imprisoned, his only hope for survival is Joon-Seok (Yu Oh-Seong), an unexpected role model. Feeling both admiration and jealousy towards charismatic Joon-Seok, a seventeen-year veteran of the penitentiary, Sung-Hoon’s friendship with him blossoms. Later, they find themselves freed from prison and joining Joon-Seok's gang, where Sung-hoon discovers that his mentor is somehow connected to his father's death.  This special free screening of FRIEND: THE GREAT LEGACY is courtesy of DreamWest Pictures.

FEBRUARY 11 – THE SUSPECT (2013) One of the hottest new action films from Korea, THE SUSPECT follows a North Korean spy (Gong Yoo), who is abandoned by his corrupt government and settles down in South Korea. Unfortunately for him, he becomes the prime suspect in the mysterious murder of a powerful CEO. The suspect, now hunted by a government that cannot believe his innocence, has to uncover the truth and save himself before the clock runs out! This special free screening of THE SUSPECT, which is currently in theaters, is courtesy of WellGo USA.

FEBRUARY 25 – JUVENILE OFFENDER (2012) Teenage Jang Ji-Gu (Seo Young-Joo) takes care of his ill grandfather while hanging out with other troubled kids. Abandoned by his parents at an early age, he suffers multiple run-ins with the law and is eventually sent to a detention center for juvenile offenders. One day, Jang Ji-Gu is surprised to learn that his long-forgotten mother (Lee Jung-Hyun) has unexpectedly come back for him. Discovering that his mother had him at a very young age and gave him up soon after his birth, Jang Ji-Gu struggles with repairing their relationship… but as this charming new blockbuster proves -- with love, anything is possible.

You can find the entire schedule by clicking here.

Note: The above is the KCS' public relations person's description of the four films. TrustMovies will have his own "take" on each film, prior to the appearance of that film, starting tomorrow with next week's very exciting and moving Commitment.  Stay tuned... 

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