New York City's Korean Film Festival kicks off this weekend and will run through September 3. Though the Fest includes only 14 films in its main program, it offers New Yorkers a fantastic change to see quality Korean films on the big screen, something that would be unlikely otherwise (unless, of course, you wait for the Hollywood remake, something that'll inevitably come for some of them). Included in the program are festival favorite Grain in Ear, Murder, Take One (in which reality TV and a murder investigation are brought together), If You Were Me (a collection of animated shorts) and A-rang, a visually striking crime thriller. In addition to the 14 central films, the Festival also features a four-film retrospective on genre director Lee Man-Hee.

Most screenings will be at the ImaginAsian theater, but a few take place at BAM and the Anthology Film archives; schedule and ticket info are available at the Festival website.

[via Kaiju Shakedown]
categories Cinematical