Screen/Society--Cine-East [S. Korea]--"Hello?! Orchestra"
(Lee Cheol-ha, 2013, 85 min, South Korea, in Korean w/ English subtitles, Color, DVD)
-- Introduced by Prof. Nayoung Aimee Kwon (AMES)
Winner of the Arts Programming award at the 41st International Emmy Awards, Hello?! Orchestra follows Grammy-nominated violist Richard Yongjae O'Neill and his forming of a multicultural orchestra for underprivileged children in Ansan, S. Korea. Directed by Lee Cheol Ha (Love Me Not), the inspiring MBC documentary chronicles his efforts over a special year with 24 very special and talented children. Throughout the film we learn about the backstories of O’Neill and several of his young students, as director Lee Cheol-ha slowly unravels the altruistic conductor’s strained relationship with his own father.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsors: Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).