Seoul Searching

This event is past. Check out what's coming up!

Seoul Searching

Thu Aug 11 7:30pm
$10, $7 | + $2 at the door

Seoul, 1986. A raucous gaggle of Korean teenagers spill out of the Gimpo airport and onto buses that transport them to a location just outside the city. There, these high schoolers sent from all over the world—the U.S., Mexico, London, and Hamburg—are participating in a government-sponsored summer program to help them connect with their heritage. With a summer of partying ahead of them, they’re on a crash course to bring shame to their families, their ancestors, and their hosts—but with any luck, they might just figure out how to make friends, fall in love, and absorb some of their roots along the way.

Based on filmmaker Benson Lee’s own experience as a teenager, Seoul Searching pays homage to the John Hughes dramedies of the 1980s and adds its own flair of Korean drama to create a fresh, original film. With spot-on costuming, an '80s-infused soundtrack, and an exciting all-Asian cast just waiting to be discovered, Seoul Searching delivers an extended remix of heartfelt nostalgia, hilarity, and fun. - Sundance Film Festival

7:30pm | $10, $7 | + $2 at the door

Awards & Accolades
-Seattle International Film Festival, Jury Award Winner
-Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Best Narrative Feature Winner
- CAAMFEST, Audience Award Winner
- Sundance Film Festival, Official Selection
- "Energized by an earwormy soundtrack packed with the Clash, Spandau Ballet and Erasure, “Seoul Searching” is rude, funny, silly and poignant. Above all, it’s kind; Mr. Lee understands that belonging is a feeling that many of us may never experience." - Jeannette Catsoulis, THE NEW YORK TIMES

You Might Also Like

Scroll to Top