Film Symposium: The Golden Age of Cinema in Postwar South Korea (1954-1972)

Date: Sat, Feb 04, 2023 - Sun, Feb 05, 2023
Time: 01:00PM - 05:00PM
Film Symposium: The Golden Age of Cinema in Postwar South Korea (1954-1972)

Before the recent global popularity of South Korean films and dramas, the 1950s and 1960s saw the emergence of some of the most dynamic cinematic auteurs who produced such classics as Madame Freedom (1956), The Housemaid (1960), Mother and a Guest (1961), and Aimless Bullet (1961).

Join us for a two-day symposium at UCLA and the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, to learn about this era, its directors, an overlooked female director of the time, and the films that have influenced generations of Korean filmmakers thereafter. Featured film scholars, writers, and critics include Christina Klein, Steven Chung, Kyung Hyun Kim, Irhe Sohn, author Paul Fischer, and legendary movie critic and translator Darcy Paquet. Nahmee Lee, Laura Ha Reizman, and Kathleen McHugh will moderate roundtable discussions.

Day 1 Speakers: Christina Klein, Travis Workman, David Scott Diffrient, Virginia Moon, Namhee Lee, Kathleen McHugh

Day 2 Speakers: Steven Chung, Paul Fischer, Darcy Paquet, Kyung Hyunn Kim, Irhe Sohn, and Laura Ha Reizman.

ASL Interpretation will be available throughout the entire symposium. Please be in touch ( with any accessibility needs.

KCCLA has a free parking lot on site.

This event is organized by GYOPO and co-presented by the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, LACMA, and UCLA Center for Korean Studies; sponsored by UCLA Center for the Study of Women Barbra Streisand Center.

Masks are strongly encouraged