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October 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The OC Film Fiesta is proud to present SEOUL SEARCHING, the rebellious South Korean ’80s internatinal teen comedy we’ve all been waiting for!
Seoul, 1986. A raucous gaggle of Korean teenagers spill out of the Gimpo airport and onto buses that transport them to a location just outside the city. There, these high schoolers sent from all over the world—the U.S., Mexico, London, and Hamburg—are participating in a government-sponsored summer program to help them connect with their heritage. With a summer of partying ahead of them, they’re on a crash course to bring shame to their families, their ancestors, and their hosts—but with any luck, they might just figure out how to make friends, fall in love, and absorb some of their roots along the way.
Featuring the music of The Clash, OMD, Bow Wow Wow, The Go Gos, Madonna, Kim Wan Sun and more. In English and Korean with Subtitles.
Based on filmmaker Benson Lee’s own experience as a teenager, *Seoul Searching* pays homage to the John Hughes dramedies of the 1980s and adds its own flair of Korean drama to create a fresh, original film. With spot-on costuming, an ’80s-infused soundtrack, and an exciting all-Asian cast just waiting to be discovered, *Seoul Searching* delivers an extended remix of heartfelt nostalgia, hilarity, and fun. – Sundance Film Festival
“…a tender story that’s more about the high stakes of youthful
connection than culture, proving that this universal tale
– LA Times
“Rude, funny, poignant…above all, it’s kind.”
– New York Times
“A sweetly engaging tribute to classic John Hughes movies and a
refreshing glimpse into the secret life of the Asian teenager.”
“One of the most personal films you’ll see in 2016.”