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Discount Tickets Available!

July 11th, 2007 (08:21 pm)

Finally, some NEWS:

As you may know / have read earlier, I've been working on a volunteer site for the Korean movie King and the Clown. Well, all that work is beginning to pay off...

If you live in or near New York City, you have an opportunity to buy discount tickets to see King and the Clown!

Through the generosity of the organizers of the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), the King and the Clown Unofficial Fansite is offering discount tickets for $8 to their showing on Wednesday, July 25th, 2007, at 9:15pm

The screening will be at The Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue at 70th St in Manhattan.

You must be a member of the King and the Clown Unofficial Fansite to be available for discounted tickets. To reserve discount tickets, go to the KatC Fansite at http://www.king-and-the-clown.com and click on the AAIFF icon on the left. You'll find instructions on how to get the tickets.

The South Korean movie King and the Clown was, for six months last year, the most-viewed theatrical release in South Korean history, becoming the country's submission for the 2007 Foreign Film Academy Award; it remains the highest-grossing movie in Korean history. An example of The Little Engine That Could - it had a modest budget and no name actors - this is a tale based on the real-life Chosun Dynasty king Yeonsan. A clown troupe mocks the king in their performances and, on being arrested, must make him laugh to save their lives. They are successful, and more... leading to a tangled web of politics, sexual tension, and intrigue between the clowns, the king, and the court.

The King and the Clown Unofficial Fansite provides historical, cultural, and political background information about the movie for English-speaking audiences with little or no familiarity with the story. It includes content, a photo gallery, a bulletin board, movie release information, translations of articles and commentary from the DVD (with more on the way), and more features.

The site is located at http://www.king-and-the-clown.com.

Founded in 1978, the New York Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is the nation's first festival dedicated to screening works by media artists of Asian descent and about the Asian community. This year's festival, running from Jul 19-28, features screenings, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, workshops, awards, and a screenplay reading.

For more information about the festival, please visit http://www.aaiff.org/2007/index.html.

Look forward to seeing you there!!!