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Low Life screens Dec. 22, 6:30 pm


A Night at the Movies presents…

LOW LIFE (Haryu Insaeng)

Guest Speaker: Hyun-ock Im
Wednesday, December 22, 2004, 6:30 p.m.
Free Admission

Korean Cultural Service New York
460 Park Avenue (at 57th Street)
New York, New York 10022

If you missed it at the recent Lincoln Center Korean film festival, this is your chance to see a free screening of Kwon-taek Im’s latest film Low Life!! Presented at the 2004 Venice Film Festival and the official opening film of the recent Korean festival at Lincoln Center, Low Life (Haryu Insaeng) is an action film about a man who transforms himself by necessity during the tumultuous years of the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s in Korea. Low Life was acclaimed in Korea for its attention to historical detail and recreation of authentic sets and historical events. Director Kwon-taek Im was recently the subject of a major retrospective, co-presented by the Korean Cultural Service New York, at the Museum of Modern Art.
Low Life stars Seung-wu Jo, Min-seon Kim, and Hak-jun Kim. The film’s running time is approximately 105 minutes.
Film professional Hyun-ock Im will give a brief introduction to the film and lead a discussion session afterwards. Ms. Im has been working in Korean cinema since the late 1980s, and has curated film exhibitions and worked on programming committees for film centers both in the United States and Korea. Ms. Im also wrote and directed the documentary Film-Making with Lee Myung-Se: Nowhere to Hide, which was broadcast on the Q-Channel in Korea. A reception will follow the screening.
Low Life will be shown on Wednesday, December 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Korean Cultural Service New York. The Service is located in the sixth floor of 460 Park Avenue (at 57th Street). Admission is free. RSVP is requested – please call (212) 759-9550.
For more information, please contact JY Yang, CineForum coordinator, via telephone at (212) 759-9550 or via email at More information is also available at the Korean Cultural Service New York website, located at
The Korean Cultural Service New York works under the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea to promote mutual cultural understanding between the United States and Korea. For more information about the Cultural Service and its programs, please visit

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