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SPA NIGHT

Directed by Andrew AHN

USA / 2016 / Drama / 93 mins / Korean with English subtitles / Hawaii Premiere

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SPA NIGHT

HoMA Doris Duke Theatre
Sun. August 14, 2016 7:00PM

Description

In Los Angeles, Korean spas serve as a meeting place and bridge between past and future for generations of immigrant families. SPA NIGHT explores one Korean-American family’s dreams and realities as each struggles with the overlap of personal desire, disillusionment and sense of tradition. In Los Angeles, Korean spas serve as a meeting place and bridge between past and future for generations of immigrant families. SPA NIGHT explores one Korean-American family’s dreams and realities as each member struggles with the overlap of personal desire, disillusionment and tradition. Won Best Narrative Feature at the 2016 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival.

Screening followed by Q&A with Director, ANDREW AHN & Actor, JOE SEO.

Andrew_Ahn_Photo_by_Mitch_DaoANDREW AHN // A Korean-American filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles, Andrew’s first feature film, SPA NIGHT – the result of his participation in the prestigious Sundance Screenwriters Lab, the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab, and the Film Independent Directing Lab – premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance.
“I’m so excited to screen SPA NIGHT at the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival! I screened my short film DOL (FIRST BIRTHDAY) at the festival in 2012, but was unable to attend. This time, I’m definitely showing up — I love the islands and wouldn’t miss our Hawaii premiere for the world!”

Joseph Seo-SPA NIGHT LEAD ACTORJOE SEO // This Korean-American actor won the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and Best Performance at the 2016 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival for his work in SPA NIGHT. Previously, Joe was featured in Sony Pictures’ GRIDIRON GANG with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and FREEDOM WRITERS with Hillary Swank.
“The RAINBOW encompasses all color. We too, must embrace all colors of people. LOVE!!!”

Dates & Times

SPA NIGHT

HoMA Doris Duke Theatre
Sun. August 14, 2016 7:00PM

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