KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL DINNER

CELEBRATION OF THE FREER | SACKLER KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL

Published On May 31, 2015 | By John Hanshaw | ARTS & CULTURE, EVENTS

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CELEBRATION OF THE FREER | SACKLER KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL
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District Journal was delighted to attend a Program Honoring Film Director Jang Jin and Celebrating the Freer | Sackler Korean Film Festival on Sunday May 31st at the elegant Cosmos Club.

Julian Raby, the Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art, Yang-Ro Yoon, and Professor Klaus Nehring were our gracious hosts. 

Attendees were treated to a cocktails, dinner, and a dance Performance by the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC).

Distinguished guests included:

His Excellency Ahn Ho-Young
Ambassador Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the United States

The Honorable Vincent C, Gray
Former Mayor, District of Columbia

Tom Vick
Curator of Film, Freer | Sackler Gallery

Dana Tai Soon Burgess
Founding Artistic Director of Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC)

Soohyun Koo
Managing Principal at Luceque Global Group

Nichola Hays
Gallery Manager, the Arts Club of Washington

Christian Oh
Executive Director at Asian Pacific American Film – APA Film

 

JANG JIN

ABOUT JANG JIN

In Korea, Jang Jin is famous as a playwright, theater director, movie director, and mastermind of the often-controversial television show Saturday Night Live Korea. Earlier this year, the International Film Festival Rotterdam honored Jang with a retrospective. Tony Rayns wrote that the director “is best known for one thing: satire. He doesn’t respect institutions, powerful individuals or dogmas of any kind. He believes, endearingly, that satirical comedy might change society more effectively than throwing Molotov cocktails.”

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founded District Journal (DJ) as a platform to explore and promote arts and culture in the DC Metro area. John has worked in film and television for over ten years at such institutions as NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), PBS and most recently National Geographic. He is Director of the Washington Film Institute and has degrees from Amherst College, Cambridge University, and GW Law.

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