1. Filmed October 27, 2011

    Rising culinary entrepreneurs—Food Network finalist Debbie Lee, Edward “3d” Song of Korilla BBQ, and Steve Porto from Asiadog—discuss the unique demands of food-trucks and mobile kitchens, new-generation customers, and inspirations found in Korean culinary culture. Fostering a multicultural palate by combining traditional and new ingredients—and employing the latest digital and social media—these young chefs and restaurateurs introduce fresh approaches to Korean cuisine, adapt start-ups in a fast-changing marketplace, and share Korean culture with new audiences.

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  2. Filmed March 15, 2012

    Born in Seoul in 1994, Bokyung Byun began playing at six, and by her teen years had won competitions held by the Korea Guitar Association, the Embassy of Spain, and the Music Association of Korea. She went on to take top prizes at the Vienna Forum Guitar International and the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA). Her special Asia Week program includes Capricho Árabe (Francisco Tárrega); Fuge and Allegro from BWV998 (J. S. Bach); Fantasie Hongroise (J. K. Mertz); Un Sueño en la Floresta (A. B. Mangoré); Zapateado from Tres Piezas Españolas (J. Rodrigo); Koyunbaba (C. Domeniconi); and Fuoco from Libra Sonatine (R. Dyens).

    New York City’s renowned Juilliard School seeks to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers and actors from around the world, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders and global citizens. Juilliard President Joseph Polisi notes that “the transforming role of Juilliard is to help talented students harness their dedication to become communicative artists, imbued with passion and understanding to reach within themselves to affect and move audiences. It is this process that prepares our students for a life in the arts.” The Korea Society is proud to present its second season of Julliard@TKS, with an eye to Korea, as its students represent the largest single international contingent enrolled at Juilliard. Through this series, The Korea Society highlights K-Classical as a leading cultural product and salutes Korea as a center of excellence for the classical arts.

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  3. Filmed May 12, 2011

    Ben Ryder Howe, formerly of The Paris Review and a contributor to The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Outside, discusses his recently published memoir, My Korean Deli. Howe describes the trials and triumphs of his Korean-born wife’s decision to repay her parents' self-sacrifice by buying them a store. My Korean Deli follows the store's tumultuous life, and paints the portrait of an extremely unlikely partnership among characters from Brooklyn, Seoul, and Puritan New England. Owning the deli becomes a transformative experience as the family struggles to salvage the original gift—and family harmony—while sorting out issues of values, work, and identity.

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  4. Filmed October 3, 2011

    Director Jeon Kyu-hwan has garnered international attention since the 2008 debut of Mozart Town, the first in his Town Trilogy. His second film, Animal Town, was lauded by critics and festival attendees. The third installment, Dance Town, earned awards at Berlin and the Pusan International Film Festival.Variety Magazine’s Russell Edwards hailed Dance Town as a “confrontational slice of urban life that plays like a blend of John Cassavetes and Ken Loach with a sharp kimchi taste.” Jeon’s next feature film is Varanasi, currently in pre-production. He addresses The Korea Society on the trilogy, shown as part of the MoMA series, as well as his upcoming feature. The event is moderated by Dr. Choi Jung-bong, Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies, New York University.

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  5. Filmed September 15, 2011

    Performance artist and director Maria Yoon discusses the marital expectations of many first- and second- generation Korean-American women when choosing between family and the heart. Her documentary, Maria the Korean Bride, challenges those expectations as Maria documents her cross-country journey as an imagined bride in traditional dress. The project highlights Maria’s marriage “proposals,” interviews with participants, and mock wedding performances. Join us for an evening of conversation with Maria, as she previews her documentary and shares her emotions and the experience of her final “50-state marriage” in New York’s Times Square.

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  • Nils Clauss

    ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE NORTH is a short documentary about a unique visit of the Munich Chamber Orchestra to North Korea: vimeo.com/55834030

    by Nils Clauss

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    I am going to Seoul to find part of my soul and meet my birth mother and sister for the first time. This is the trailer to the film I will be making during my visit. vimeo.com/31255852

    by LazerHawk Drones

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