Podtalk: Season 15 Asian Pop-Up Cinema Focus on South Korea, Sept. 24-Oct. 2, 2022

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CHICAGO – South Korea takes the spotlight at the 15th Season Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) film fest, from September 24th through October 2nd, 2022. HollywoodChicago.com caught up with Sophia Wong Boccio … the Founder, Executive Director and Curator of APUC … for a preview of the South Korea Cinema Showcase and her launch of the new season so far. For more information, click SOUTH KOREA.

“The handpicked selections for our festival continue to be the newest and most popular hit films from the respective Asian countries,” said Ms.Wong Boccio at the beginning of the season. “Our festival’s goal is to share these gems with the global audience highlighting our common humanity.“

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”Mother’s Place” on September 24th, APUC Season 15
Photo credit: AsianPopUpCinema.org

Season 15 APUC screenings will pop up in downtown Chicago and the north suburbs – including Niles and Wilmette – and select films will be available for online streaming. The festival’s presentations in theaters will feature films by region: South Korea (September 24 - October 2, AMC Niles 12), Taiwan (October 22-23, Illinois Institute of Technology) and Hong Kong (October 29 - November 6, FACETS Chicago and AMC New City 14).

For a calendar of films and dates, click SEASON 15 CALENDAR. For ticket info, click SEASON 15 TICKETS. To download the PDF version of the program, click SEASON 15 PROGRAM.

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, Sophia Wong Boccio reflects on her film festival in the post pandemic, and a preview of films from South Korea …

Asian Pop-Up Cinema Season 15 presents the South Korea Cinema Showcase, September 24th-October 2nd, 2022. APUC 15 runs through November 6th. For a complete overview, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor, Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2022 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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