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Korean Film Festival DC + A Weekend With Lee Won-suk

The Korean Film Festival DC, organized by the Smithsonian's Freer|Sackler, is one of the largest celebrations of Korean cinema in America, with screenings of the latest and greatest Korean films at venues across the DC region! This year's festival also welcomes Director Lee Won-suk for a special weekend of reception, discussion, and film events, June 3-5. Check out the details below! 


A WEEKEND WITH LEE WON-SUK

With their wit, whimsy, and spectacular visual design, Lee Won-suk’s films are rapidly developing a worldwide cult following. The winner of audience awards at the Udine Far East Film Festival (twice!), the Fantasia Film Festival, and the New York Asian Film Festival, Lee comes to Washington to present and discuss his two features (text courtesy of the Freer|Sackler).

A THOUSAND SPLENDID GARMENTS: RECEPTION AND TALK WITH FILMMAKER LEE WON-SUK
Friday, June 3
NO RSVP REQUIRED; ADMISSION IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! 

Reception | 5:30 -6:30 pm
George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum
701 21st Street NW
Presented by the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. 

Talk | 7:00 pm
GWU Elliott School, Harry Harding Auditorium
1957 E Street NW  A short walk from the reception!

Enjoy Korean appetizers and refreshments during a special reception at the Textile Museum while browsing a display of Korean fashion, including traditional Joseon dynasty jeogori by designer Kim Hye-soon and Joseon royal robes courtesy of the Seol Won Foundation. Then take a short walk to the Harry Harding Auditorium for a discussion with Textile Museum Curator Lee Talbot and Director Lee Won-suk about the fascinating historical background of his film The Royal Tailor (상의원), a wickedly entertaining tale of competition in the royal court, showcasing more than a thousand traditional hanbok garments and eye-popping textiles. Then, join the director again at his film screenings throughout the weekend!

 

::WEEKEND FILM SCREENINGS::

THE ROYAL TAILOR 상의원
Saturday, June 4, 2 pm (no RSVP required)
National Museum of American History (NMAH), Warner Brothers Theater
14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW 
In person: Lee Won-suk, director; Yun Chang-suk, producer; Lee Talbot, curator, Textile Museum

HOW TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS 남자사용설명서
Sunday, June 5, 2 pm (no RSVP required)
National Museum of American History (NMAH), Warner Brothers Theater
14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW 
In person: Lee Won-suk, director; Yun Chang-suk, producer