Film News: Asian Pop-Up Cinema Premieres ‘Sori: Voice of the Heart’ on Sep. 17, 2016

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CHICAGO – The Asian Pop-Up Cinema Series, spotlighting a variety of diverse Asian films, premieres its 2016 Fall Season with the South Korean film, “Sori: Voice of the Heart,” directed by Lee Ho-Jae. The director will make an appearance at the screening, beginning at 1:30pm on Saturday, Sep 17th, 2016, at the Wilmette Theatre in Willmette, Ill. (details below).

“Sori: Voice of the Heart” is a science fiction film, as a grief stricken father (Lee Sung-Min) uses the help of an artificial intelligent-loaded communications satellite – he finds it washed up on the beach – to find his missing and presumed dead daughter. The road picture aspect features NASA and South Korean officials looking for the downed satellite, and a grieving father finding some solace through the journey. This second feature from director Lee Ho-Jae is what The Hollywood Reporter called a…“peculiarly engaging and engagingly peculiar genre mash-up, with a semi-tragic undercurrent that the Korean film industry does so well.”

Fall Season Premiere: ‘Sori: Voices of the Heart’ at Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema
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The Asian Pop-Up Cinema series – founded by Chicago film program veteran Sophia Wong Boccio – is a revolving showcase of diverse Asian films, highlighting Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean offerings with English subtitles. Screenings occur at the AMC River East 21 in downtown Chicago and at the Wilmette Theater in Wilmette, Illinois. For full schedule of the 2016 Fall Season, click here.

As Asian Pop-Up Cinema Founder Sophia Boccio Wong told in May, “The films reflect the societies and culture of the countries that we show, either historically or in a more contemporary manner. But what is most apparent is that the issues that are portrayed in the films are more universal, and has common elements with all societies. I think these movies are not trying to say anything different, they are trying to tell us we’re all the same.”

“Sori: Voices from the Heart,” is the Fall Season Premiere of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema series, and will screen on Saturday, September 17th, 2016, at 1:30pm, at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois. Director Lee Ho-Jae will make an appearance at the screening. For more information, click here. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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