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Korean Film Festival - 1987: When the Day Comes

  • Freer Museum 1050 Independence Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20560 United States (map)

Korean Film Festival Event Hosted by the Korean Cultural Center:

"1987: When the Day Comes is Jang Joon-hwan's most accomplished effort to date, and he joins us in person for this screening of the film. This political thriller tells the true story of a student activist’s death and its subsequent cover-up, which sparked the 1987 June democracy movement that eventually ousted Chun Doo-hwan’s military dictatorship and brought democracy to South Korea. Jang expertly weaves together multiple storylines and a host of characters (played by a who’s who of Korean movie stars) into a drama that is gripping from start to finish. The film is directed, in the words of Variety’s Maggie Lee, “with a combination of humanistic ardor and intelligent insight,” resulting in “a compelling depiction of how brave individuals from all walks of life mobilized a whole nation to bring a recalcitrant dictator and his henchmen to their knees.” (Dir.: Jang Joon-hwan, Korea, 2017, 129 min., DCP, Korean with English subtitles) Watch the trailer:

FILM ADMISSION POLICY: Unless noted, programs are held in the Freer’s Meyer Auditorium and seating is first come, first served. Auditorium doors open approximately thirty minutes before each film. Schedule is subject to change."

The film starts at 2 but it's first come first serve with doors open at 1:30, so that's when we're going to meet up there.