IMAGINING QUEER KOREAN AMERICA: A NIGHT WITH FILMMAKER ANDREW AHN

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IMAGINING QUEER KOREAN AMERICA: A NIGHT WITH FILMMAKER ANDREW AHN

Written and directed by Andrew Ahn, "Spa Night" competed at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and actor Joe Seo won the Festival’s Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Performance.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:00pm-9:30pm
Rockefeller 3
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Films
Spa Night follows David (Joe Seo), a closeted Korean American teenager, as he explores his sexuality, his racialized position, and his relationship to his immigrant family. Set in a Korean spa in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, Spa Night wrestles with the overlapping formations of gender, sexuality, and race as they play out across both individual bodies and geographies of urban transformation and gentrification. Written and directed by Andrew Ahn, the film competed at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and actor Joe Seo won the Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Performance. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A withSpa Night’s writer and director, Andrew Ahn. This event is co-sponsored by the English department, the WGSS program, the Film & Media department, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, and the Provost’s Fellowship program. 

 

For more information, contact:
Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies

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