Presented by the Korean Cultural Service NY
TUESDAY, August 13th, 2013 @ 7 PM


Tribeca Cinemas
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 6:30 pm. Film begins at 7:00 pm.

Series Four: The K-Pop Explosion!

The Korean Cultural Service NY has been rocking out to Korea’s pop music for decades, but only within the past few years has the enjoyable, bubblegum rock known as K-pop seeped into American culture. With groups like 2NE1 and cultural sensation PSY turning heads – and burning up the charts – throughout the world, it was only a matter of time before we tipped our hat to this lovable obsession that Time Magazine calls “South Korea’s Greatest Export!”

So grab your iPod and line up with your friends, because this summer’s toe-tapping concert’s about to begin!

We’re bringing New York City a quartet of incredible K-pop-infused films guaranteed to lift your spirits and have you singing along with Korea’s unstoppable musical sensation! Let’s rock!

I AM. (2012, 116 min)
New York Premiere!

The music documentary I Am. follows the chart-topping 32 K-pop artists a part of SM TOWN as they prepare for a live performance at one of the world’s most prestigious venues: New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Shining light on what defines the performers and the intense effort that goes into their meticulously-staged concerts, this touching coming-of-age story is just as much about the growing pains and glory of the young artists as it is about their music. Featuring tons of incredible music and amazing K-pop cameos, this is the inside look into Korea’s popular music scene.

The film will be shown in Korean with English subtitles.

The next free Korean Movie Night screening will be of DURESORI: THE VOICE OF THE EAST (2012, 108 min, North American Premiere), on August 27th, 2013.