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Wherein I blog about all things Korean in Los Angeles

Korean Film Festival in Los Angeles 2010 February 13, 2010

There’s been a bit of a hiatus since the last one of these, but finally another Korean Film Festival in Los Angeles (KOFFLA) is in the works. It’s gotten bigger, promising to showcase over 70 films (I think the 70 must include the shorts, because I don’t count 70 features on the schedule). Screenings take place in various theaters around town, so you kind of have to look at the schedule and figure out where you’re supposed to go for what. Can anyone tell me where the Beverly Music Hall is? A lot of the screenings are scheduled to be there.

Among the interesting folks on the festival’s advisory board are Park Chan Wook (Oldboy, among others) and Kang Je Gyu (Tae Guk Gi, Shiri). Actors Kim Jeong Eun (Lovers in Paris) and Jin Goo (Mother) are scheduled to attend the opening night film Le Grand Chef II: Kimchi War, in which they also star. No word on whether kimchee will be provided at the screening or whether it’s BYOK… Okay, yes, I’m joking about bringing kimchee, although I can recommend several Korean markets where you can pick some up (starting a kimchee war at the screening is not recommended). :)

On Friday, March 5, there’s a surprise screening, and the ActorFest on Saturday the 6th also sounds fun. Actually, most of the events sound pretty cool.

The festival runs from March 4-7, 2010. Its website, including the schedule and info on becoming a sponsor or volunteer or Facebook friend, can be found here. I might consider volunteering, except I don’t speak Korean, and I’m thinking that could be a problem.

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2 Responses to “Korean Film Festival in Los Angeles 2010”

  1. Bon Vivant Says:

    Yay! You’re blogging again!

    Went to a fairly good Korean restaurant in Oakland over the weekend (they had Dduk Baegi Bulgogi on the menu).

    (The spaghetti bun was beyond gross!)

  2. Raven Says:

    Yeah, I suddenly found I had some things to say again. :)

    Dduk baegi bulgogi, mmm. Sounds yummy. Did you get it?

    I’m really craving doenjang jjigae right now. I still haven’t tried making it, but I’m thinking I might have to give it a try soon. I have your recipe on file.

    Yeah, the spaghetti bun looked gross!


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