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Korean American Film Festival Starts Tonight

Written by: FFT Webmaster | June 5th, 2012

In the melting pot that is New York City, every immigrant group has its own unique glow, resonance and perspective. Immigrants and their American-born offspring from Korea have been part of the Big Apple urban mix for several decades. Yet how do these hyphenates, who are part of the essence of the contemporary American dream while maintaining strong cultural ties to their homeland, view America and the world in general. These are some the intriguing mysteries to be solved as the sixth edition of the annual Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY) opens tonight at Anthology Film Archives. The first and only film festival in New York City showcasing the diversity of Korean American and Korean diaspora perspectives in film, the event has continued to broaden its focus on emerging filmmakers to include international films by both Korean and non-Korean filmmakers. This year, the program reflects the strong offerings in new Korean American filmmaking as well as cross-cultural Asian independent cinema. KAFFNY presents New York audiences with a challenging and innovative mix of narrative features, documentaries and short films with a strong focus on auteur-driven stories, and complex character studies, exploring such themes as loss and dislocation through journeys of discovery. KAFFNY also marks the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots with a special free program of films, to also screen online for the duration of the festival. For information on this year’s program, visit: www.kaffny.com

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