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K-Cinema Screening & Social: Take Off (Oct. 12 & 26) image

K-Cinema Screening & Social: Take Off (Oct. 12 & 26)

The joy and sorrow of Korea's first national ski jump team takes center stage in this thrilling sports classic based in part on a true story. In 1997, the county of Muju in South Korea bids to host the 2002 Winter Olympics. The judges responsible for picking the host city wonder how Korea could host the games, however, without a national ski jump team. As a result, a ragtag team is quickly formed, and they set out to prove their worth to the world in record time. 

With the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics set to start in Korea this February, it's the perfect time to enjoy director Kim Yong-hwa's 2009 megahit, Take Off. This thrilling, heart-warming film also won a slew of awards to go along with the love of fans, including Best Director and Best Music at the Critics Choice Awards, Best Director and Best Visual Effects at the Daejong Film Awards, Best Director and Best Cinematography at the Blue Dragon Film Awards,  and Best Movie at the BaekSang Arts Awards. 

In Korean with English subtitles, 137 minutes.

WHAT: Take Off (국가대표)

WHEN: Thursdays, Oct. 12 & 26 @ 6:30 p.m. (appetizer social at 6 pm) 

WHERE: Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW) 

HOW: RSVP below (required)

(Screening presented with English subtitles!)