U.S. Premiere


(c) Chan-kyong Park

ANYANG, PARADISE CITY (South Korea, 2011, 102 min.)

United States Premiere Journey through the layers of history that have shaped the South Korean city of Anyang and its environment. The film depicts events such as a tragic fire that killed 22 female workers during the 1988 Olympics; the painstaking excavation of a 1,000-year-old temple; the search for a legendary 500-year-old “grandmother tree” and an investigation into how Buddhism is interwoven into the region’s history. In Korean with English subtitles. Directed and photographed by Park Chan-kyong. Grand Prize Winner, Korean Feature Film, Jeonju International Film Festival 2011.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required. Seating for film is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before screening.

Freer Gallery of Art, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Ave., SW

(Metro: Smithsonian, 12th St. & Independence Ave. exit)

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