LE GRAND CHEF (Yun-su Jeong/2007/113 minutes/Korean with English Subtitles)
TONIGHT, November 17, 7pm.
Surrounding himself with a ragtag crew of misfits, each with his own poignant story to tell, Seong-Chan, a young, incredibly talented chef who quit the profession after a cooking contest ended in tragedy, returns to challenge his old rival in an Iron Chef-like competition to reclaim the honorable title of Royal Chef of the Korean Joseon Dynasty. Immaculate presentations, delicious Korean food, and a long buried family secret humorously blend together in Le Grande Chef
Discussion to follow with Heejeong Sohn, Assistant Director, Center for Korean Studies, Lecturer, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies. Films are co-sponsored with the Center for Korean Studies. Free Admission. Last in the series.
THE AIDS JAAGO PROJECT: In Observation of World's AIDS Day
Tuesday, November 30, 7:00 pm, Wang Center Theater
Four of India’s finest directors aim to dismantle myths and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS, which if ignored will soon reach epidemic proportions in India, in the AIDS Jaago Project. Putting their individualistic stamp on these films and using top Indian movie stars they created four beautifully shot, richly textured stories about the human dimension of the disease in order to change minds and save lives. In observation of World’s AIDS Day. Free admission.
The Directors and Films:
Migration by Mira Nair
Blood Brothers by Vishal Bhardwaj
Positive by Farhan Akhtar
The Beginning by Santosh Sivan
Watch Trailer: http://www.aidsjaago.com/trailer.htm
For more information: http://www.aidsjaago.com/