For our New York City users, we highly recommend checking out a special event hosted by the Korea Society, Korean Film in Focus: A Conversation with Bong Joon-Ho. Director Bong Joon-ho has become one of the most powerful creative and commercial forces in the Korean film industry stepping into the international spotlight with his 2006 monster movie The Host. On Thursday, February 25, Bong Joon-ho will sit down to discuss his filmmaking method and his career in the Korean movie industry. Special preview of clips from his upcoming film Mother will be screened. A murder-mystery, Mother will be hitting American theaters on March12. Watch the trailer here. The discussion will be moderated by Michael Atkinson; writer, critic and professor of film at Long Island University. His writing on film and culture has appeared in The Village Voice, LA Weekly, The Guardian, Maxim, Film Comment, In These Times, and Moving Image Source. Date and Time: Thursday, February 25, 2010 6:00–6:30pm Registration and Reception 6:30–8:30pm  Discussion and Q&A Location: The Korea Society 950 Third Avenue @ 57th Street, 8th Floor (Entrance on SW corner of Third Avenue and 57th St) Tickets are $15 for General Public and $10 for Korea Society members. Click here to buy tickets. For more information contact Yuni Cho at or call 212-759-7525 ext. 323. This program is supported by Magnolia Pictures.