Saturday, Sept 14, 2019, 2 PM @ IIT
SWING KIDS ( 스윙키즈) | Free and Open To the Public - RSVP is preferred.
Guest Speaker: Alan Alexander
South Korea | 2018 | 133 Minutes | Blu-ray | In English and Korean w/English subtitles
Director and Screenplay: Kang Hyeong-Chul
Starring: Do Kyung-Soo, Park Hye-Su, Jared Grimes, Oh Jung-Se
Film Source: Well Go USA
Winner for Best Director at the 2019 Baeksang Arts Award, this swinging musical drama set during the Korean War when the soldiers at a POW camp plan a tap show to distract both themselves and the prisoners from the hardships of war. Led by a former Broadway dancer and a rebellious North Korean soldier, the band of prisoners find a new sense of freedom in dancing.
“Swing Kids is such a dizzying, anachronistic mash-up of genres and cultures -- tap-dancing musical, violent war movie, social-justice drama, and slapstick comedy with music from David Bowie, The Beatles and swing king Louis Prima -- that it deserves respect.” – Cary Darling, Houston Chronicle
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Thank Illinois Institute of Technology, Korean Film Council and Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago for their generous support towards SWING KIDS’ presentation.