New York Korean Film Festival

Co-presented by The Korea Society and Subway Cinema, the New York Korean Film Festival returns on November 20—23 to BAMcinématek with the freshest crop of record-breaking blockbusters and must-see recent works by the peninsula’s most celebrated auteurs and mavericks.

As an extension of the festival, DramaFever will host additional films streaming online.

KAFFNY started in 2006 as a vehicle for bringing filmmakers to audiences. The focus is to highlight existing connections and relationships between diverse peoples, using our perspective only as a starting point.

 

Presenting:

Gyeongju

Thu, Nov 20, 2014 (7:15pm)
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 145min
FORMAT: DCP
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $9 (Movie Moguls free)
SENIORS/STUDENTS/VETERANS: $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)

 

A Hard Day

Fri, Nov 21, 2014 (9:40pm)
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 111min
FORMAT: DCP
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $9 (Movie Moguls free)
SENIORS/STUDENTS/VETERANS: $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)

The Admiral: Roaring Currents

Sat, Nov 22, 2014 (6:45pm)
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 108min
FORMAT: DCP
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $9 (Movie Moguls free)
SENIORS/STUDENTS/VETERANS: $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
Man On High Heels

Sat, Nov 22, 2014 (9:30pm)
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 125min
FORMAT: Digital
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $9 (Movie Moguls free)
SENIORS/STUDENTS/VETERANS: $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 The Pirates

Sun, Nov 23, 2014 (4:45pm)
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 130min
FORMAT: Digital
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $9 (Movie Moguls free)
SENIORS/STUDENTS/VETERANS: $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
Futureless Things

Sun, Nov 23, 2014 (7:30pm)
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 107min
FORMAT: DCP
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $9 (Movie Moguls free)
SENIORS/STUDENTS/VETERANS: $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)

“Crouching Tiger” sequel to premiere exclusively on Netflix

Angry Asian Man: 

Between original content like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Netflix has been making some big moves, and its latest distribution deal could be a gamechanger. The pay service has struck a deal with The Weinstein Company to release its first major feature film: the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

According to Deadline, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Destiny, described as “sort of a sequel” to Ang Lee‘s critically-acclaimed 2000 martial arts epic, will premiere exclusively on Netflix’s subscriber-based video streaming service. The film will also simultaneously open IMAX theaters on August 28, 2015.

The Green Destiny, directed by Yuen Wo-Ping, stars Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen, is based on the fifth book in the Crane-Iron Petalogy by Wang Du Lu. (Crouching Tiger was based on the fourth book in the series.)

Yeoh is reprising her role as Yu Shu-Lien. Ang Lee has no involvement in the project.

Yuen Wo-Ping is directing a script by John Fusco, and Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen star. Lee is not involved in this, and the connective tissue is the source material based on the Crane-Iron Pentalogy by Wang Du Lu. Crouching Tiger was the fourth book in the series, and this film is based on the fifth installment, Silver Vase, Iron Knight. Both are from Wu Sia, the centuries-old genre of Chinese fiction that this series is part of. There is plenty of high-wire sword fighting along with the themes of lost love, young love and redemption. Yeoh reprises her role as Yu Shu-Lien, and Donnie Yen plays Silent Wolf. The film is shooting in New Zealand. Yuen is a legendary filmmaker and fight choreographer, and the production team is composed of all seasoned feature players. Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey are producing with Weinstein and The Imitation Game helmer Morten Tyldum is exec producing with Ralph Winter, Anthony Wong and Bey Logan.

Harry Shum Jr. join “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” sequel

Angry Asian Man: 
Harry Shum Jr., whose moves (and abs) you know and love from Glee, has been cast as one of the leads in the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon which started production this week.Yes, there is Crouching Tiger sequel in the works. Directed by master action choreographer Yuen Wo-Ping, the movie is set twenty years after the events of Ang Lee‘s award-winning martial arts drama. The sequel’s cast includes Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh, reprising her role Yu Shu-lien.

 

 

Harry will play Tie-Fang, a kung fu hero who must fight to keep a legendary sword out of the wrong hands:

Written by John Fusco (The Forbidden Kingdom), the movie is set 20 years after the events of Crouching Tiger and revolves around four heroes of the martial arts world — Silent Wolf, Yu Shu-lien, Tie-Fang and Snow Vase — who must use their courage and skills to keep the legendary sword Green Destiny from the hands of the villainous Hades Dai.

Donnie Yen already is cast as Silent Wolf, and Michelle Yeoh is on board as Yu Shu-lien.

Shum will play Tie-Fang.

The sequel, reportedly titled Crouching Tiger 2: The Green Destiny, is being produced by The Weinstein Company and will shoot in New Zealand and China. Am I the only one who is concerned that script is written by the guy whose credits include that craptastic Jet Li/Jackie Chan movie The Forbidden Kingdom?

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BBC: Michelle Yeoh coming back for prequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

 

Michelle Yeoh

 

BBC: 

Titled The Green Destiny, the movie will see Michelle Yeoh reprise her role as female warrior Yu Shu Lien.

Pre-production is believed to have begun. Filming is due to start in Auckland, New Zealand, with two further weeks of shooting in China.

Yuen Woo-ping, who co-ordinated the action scenes in the original, will step behind the camera for the prequel.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon remains the most successful Chinese-language film of all time, making $213.5m (£127m) on its release in 2000.

It won the best foreign-language Oscar the following year, with three more awards in the technical categories.

Ang Lee accepts his Oscar in 2001Ang Lee won the first of three Oscars for the original

Part of the reason for the film’s success was that it operated on many different levels. It was a love story, a martial arts fantasy with a feminist twist and an historical epic set against a backdrop of spectacular locations in China.

Director Ang Lee also employed sophisticated technology that enabled the characters to perform gravity-defying stunts, drawing in fans of the previous year’s box office hit, The Matrix.

But plans for a prequel were delayed by a row over the film rights to Wang Du Lu‘s novels, on which the film was based.

Columbia Pictures claimed it had struck a deal with the late writer’s son in 2005. He denied this, and said he had signed an agreement with The Weinstein Company, another US studio.

With the case resolved, The Weinstein Company is pushing ahead with the prequel, choosing New Zealand as a location thanks to a generous production incentive that offers filmmakers a 20% rebate on money spent in the country.

The Green Destiny draws on the fifth book in Wang’s series, Silver Vase, Iron Night.

This introduces a new generation of star-crossed lovers, and a new series of antagonists in a battle of good and evil,” screenwriter John Fusco told movie website Deadline last year.

Although Fusco is known for US blockbusters such as Young Guns I and II, he also penned The Forbidden Kingdom for Jet Li and Jackie Chan in 2008.

The film, which drew on the writer’s own martial arts training, broke opening day box office records in China.

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Michelle Yeoh coming back for prequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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Cinema Spotlight: “That Demon Within” (full international trailer)

Hong Kong action auteur Dante Lam (THE VIRAL FACTOR (2012), UNBEATABLE (2013)) returns to U.S. screens with THAT DEMON WITHIN a taut psychological action-thriller revolving around a dutiful cop (played by the Hong Kong heartthrob Daniel Wu) guilt-ridden over saving the life of a crime boss (Winner of the Best Actor Award at 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards, Nick Cheung).

When the crime head continues his violent and extreme ways, Wu’s obsession gets the better of him as he devises an outlandish plot to cause the syndicate to implode. World Premiering as a featured selection of the 64th Berlinale Panorama Showcase, which traditionally features films with an individual signature style, THAT DEMON WITHIN showcases director Lam’s provocative and insightful grace in what Screen Daily declares is a “twisted trip through one Hong Kong cop’s explosive meltdown” saying “Lam never lets up.”

On April 18th, 2014 THAT DEMON WITHIN is being released by China Lion Distribution at the same time as its Hong Kong release.

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DIY Painting: “Seven Samurai” wall art

 

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RocketNews 24:

 

Martin Ankerl used simple tools including a few different sizes of paint brush, a paint roller and an old-school projector hooked up to a computer to transfer an iconic scene from Akira Kurosawa’s classic Seven Samurai onto a barren dining room wall with stellar results. To top it all off, he claims he has no formal training or innate art talent and that anyone with enough time and just the right amount of crazed dedication to pop culture can do it.

Here’s his step-by-step guide:

 

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We have to admire the guy’s risk-taking spirit, as this could have easily ended up a very expensive, mural-sized blemish on his wall that he’d eventually have to explain to the landlord. The technique could probably be applied to all kinds of other pop art depictions in all manner of sizes and mediums.

Now we wait with bated breath for the influx of “nailed it!” fail pictures on imgur.

 

Source: AcidCow

Check out the rest of his work on Imgur.

 

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DIY Painting: “Seven Samurai” wall art