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Intro to Modern Korean Cinema

Intro to Modern Korean Cinema
Korean Cinema has flourished and captured international audiences since the late-1990s. In this class, we’ll touch on the historical, political, and societal changes that influenced modern Korean filmmaking.

We’ll explore a cross-section of Korean films including a melodrama, an indie hit by a female director, an arthouse auteur’s work, and an early success by the director of Oldboy.

02/08 - Christmas in August (1998)
02/15 - Take Care of My Cat (2001)
02/22 - Yourself and Yours (2016)
02/29 - Joint Security Area (2000)

This class will be presented by Jenny Lee whose previous MMU courses included the films of Wong Kar Wai, Krzysztof Kieslowski, and Yasujiro Ozu.

Films will be screened at the Movie Madness Miniplex, followed by an instructor-led discussion. Classes will begin on Thursday, February 8th, and be held each Thursday through the 29th at 6:30pm.

Class size will be limited to 18.   Questions? Email us at

In general, the Hollywood Theatre does not provide content advisories about the subject matter shown in our theatre. Films exhibited don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Hollywood Theatre. Information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media and