First-time director Christine Yoo shares her remarkable experience making Wedding Palace, a loving portrayal of a tight-knit Korean family. Christine began writing the script in 1999 and, when major studios passed on it, she decided to make the film on her own. Actor Stephen Park (Fargo, In Living Color, and Wedding Palace) will join Christine to discuss how she successfully financed, directed, and distributed a film shot on location in both Los Angeles and Seoul. The evening’s program includes the premiere of a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the film which was called “just as crazy as the film itself.”

A conversation with Filmmaker Christine Yoo & Moderated by Stephen Park (Actor_Wedding Palace)

About the Moderator,  Stephen Park

 Stephen Park's first role in movies was : Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing, which led to his second film role in Quick Change starring Bill Murray. Then he won the part as a regular cast member of the ground-breaking hit comedy series, In Living Color. He has since appeared in numerous TV shows, such as Mad About You, Friends, Law & Order, and White Collar. His work in film includes Falling Down, Sgt. Bilko, Desperate Measures, Rocket Science, Fargo, State Of Play, A Serious Man, and Morning Glory. He recently completed work on the independent films Putzel and The Brass Teapot, and is anxiously awaiting the release of one of the most fun films he's ever worked on, Wedding Palace. He is about to travel to Prague to start work on Snow Piercer, a futuristic thriller directed by Bong Joon-ho and starring Tilda Swinton, Chris Evans, John Hurt, and Song Kang-ho.

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 6:30 PM @ The Korea Society (950 Thired Ave, 8th Fl, New York, NY)

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http://www.koreasociety.org/arts/film/directors_talk_with_filmmaker_christine_yoo_the_making_of_wedding_palace.html