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Faces of Seoul (film screening)

  • Saint Louis Art Museum 1 Fine Arts Drive St. Louis, MO, 63110 United States (map)

Join us in the Farrell Auditorium on Friday, May 13 for a screening and discussion on Faces of Seoul with filmmaker Gina Kim. This event is co-presented with the Gateway Korea Foundation.

Charting her journey to Korea after living for many years in the United States, filmmaker Gina Kim composes a breathtakingly candid and intimate portrait of the ever-changing city. Praised as a “palimpsest of time” by Seoul National University Professor Min Eun Kyung, Faces of Seoul combines both original and archival footage, including video taken by Kim herself of the infamous Sampoong Department Store collapse in 1995. Faces of Seoul premiered at the 2009 Venice Film Festival, where Kim was invited to be a jury member. Subsequently she was featured in L’Uomo Vogue as one of the “Talents of Venice.”

Gina Kim is Assistant Professor in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and was the Asian woman to teach in Harvard University’s department of Visual and Environmental Studies.

5:30-7:00 pm: Meet and greet with Gina Kim, Auditorium Lobby
6:30 pm: Doors open
7:00 pm: Film begins. 

Faces of Seoul (2009), is unrated. Following the 93 minute film, there will be a post-screening discussion with the filmmaker in The Farrell Auditorium