Jun
29
Sat
– The Fantasy World Where Gugak Meets Cinema (US Premiere) – @ Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall
Jun 29 all-day
- The Fantasy World Where Gugak Meets Cinema (US Premiere) - @ Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall | New York | New York | United States

Produced by the National Gugak Center and Kirin Productions
Directed by Tae-yong Kim
Music by Jun-suk Bang

Film at Lincoln Center, the New York Asian Film Foundation, and the Korean Cultural Center New York are excited to present Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels, a once-in-a-lifetime film and concert experience marrying cinema with live traditional Korean music (gugak).

The event features live accompaniment performed by a 20-member ensemble from the National Gugak Center (NGC), the representative headquarters of Korean traditional performing arts, who will be playing the score for the first time in the US.

Melding fantasy and reality, Kokdu weaves between cinematic storytelling and an impressively staged theatrical piece as it explores Korean myths and traditions while dealing deftly with dark themes of death and mourning, with a poignant and ultimately uplifting touch. As a spectacle, not only does Kokdu brim with music and dance, it makes the challenging topic of our mortality accessible to audiences of all ages.

Director Tae-yong Kim of the critically acclaimed Late Autumn (2011), Music Director Jun-Seok Bang of Korean box-office hits such as Along with the Gods (2017, 2018), and the National Gugak Center have joined forces to bridge art forms and build a unique, heartwarming story of loss and redemption, steeped in local Korean folklore but with a universal appeal.

Kokdu premiered to acclaim at the 2018 Busan International Film Festival and was NGC’s “best-selling show” of 2017 and 2018. Recently, Kokdu was presented at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival as a part of the Generation KPlus lineup.

Synopsis :
Both a fairy tale and a phantasmagoria, the film follows two children, Su-min and her younger brother Dong-min, who accidentally fall in the realm of the dead after losing their grandmother’s shoes in a thoughtless, Faustian deal. As the children search the netherworld to retrieve the shoes, they encounter a mischievous band of living kokdu, the wooden figurines that guide the souls of the dead to the afterlife.

For more information, please visit https://www.koreanculture.org/performing-arts/2019/5/15/film-at-lincoln-center-new-york-asian-film-festival-and-the-korean-cultural-center-new-york-present-kokdu-a-story-of-guardian-angels

That Slapstick Show! : 1930s Talking Comedies @ Q.E.D.
Jun 29 all-day
That Slapstick Show! : 1930s Talking Comedies @ Q.E.D. | New York | United States

A selection of rare two reel comedy shorts that were cranked out by the major Hollywood studio’s during the early 1930s. Hosted by film curators, Nelson Hughes and Tommy Jose Stathes.

Jul
18
Thu
CinemaLIC Presents: Dirty Dancing @ LIC Landing
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CinemaLIC Presents: Dirty Dancing @ LIC Landing | New York | United States

Join Hunters Point Parks Conservancy for our 6th year of CinemaLIC in the park. This program is sponsored by Nestseekers International, with additional support from NYC Ferry. Movies begin at sundown. July 18th screening will be of the classic film “Dirty Dancing,” a film in which an innocent teen crushes on a slick, handsome dance instructor at a 1960s upscale Catskills resort. The soundtrack yielded the Oscar-winning Best Song “(I’ve Had the) Time of My Life.”

Jul
21
Sun
Sally of the Sawdust (1925) Film Screening @ Queens Historical Society
Jul 21 all-day
Sally of the Sawdust (1925) Film Screening @ Queens Historical Society | New York | United States

As a continuation of our Early Cinema in Queens lecture given by Jason D. Antos back in March, we will be hosting a film screening on July 21st. The program will feature a screening on one of the films discussed during the lecture which was filmed in Queens, Sally of the Sawdust, and an introduction given by Jason D. Antos.

Sally of the Sawdust

When her circus mother dies after being disowned, young Sally (Carol Dempster) is raised by Professor Eustace McGargle (W.C. Fields), a juggler and small-time con man. McGargle trains Sally to dance for his opening act, and the pair joins a carnival based in Green Meadow, CT. Sally’s grandparents, the Fosters, still live in the area, but neither the young girl nor stern Judge Foster (Erville Alderson) and his wife (Effie Shannon) know they are related.

Sally of the Saw Dust (1925) Film Screening @ Queens Historical Society
Jul 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sally of the Saw Dust (1925) Film Screening @ Queens Historical Society | New York | United States

As a continuation of our Early Cinema in Queens lecture given by Jason D. Antos back in March, we will be hosting a film screening on July 21st. The program will feature a screening on one of the films discussed during the lecture which was filmed in Queens, Sally of the Sawdust, and an introduction given by Jason D. Antos.