School of the Art Institute of Chicago|
Korean New Queer Cinemas
1st May, 4:30, Screening Room, Room 1307
112 S. Michigan Ave
Curated by Seoul Queer Archive, Korea
(2002, 58min Korean with English Subtitles)
Ju-Yong is a person who has both male and female sexual organs- he is an androgynous. In Being Normal, normalcy looks more peculiar than anything. Our lives sometimes cannot be described to be “normal” and even some people's lives like Ju-Yong's are far beyond “normalcy”. The director tries not to be a mere observer, but to share Ju-Yong's hardships. This documentary shows differences among the people who explore matters of sex and gender. They seem to share the same perspective on these matters, but they have different voices. Being Normal gives us the chance to reconsider the gap between some people who take on the matters in their lives and others who just watch them.
More info at: http://www.sidof.org/english/program/new/02ordi.shtml
(DV 14 min)
A charming yet bold statement presented as product instructions, this film promotes the advantage of tampons over menstrual sanitary pads for its value as a masturbation tool. The rather secretive discourses on women's private parts escalate to a point that the film seems to be only for the eyes and ears of women.
Passive Jiwon is always forced, by her parents, to go to an unwanted marriage meeting. One day, a young lady called Ami, who only gives lighters to women, comes to Jiwons record shop. After becoming drawn to each other, they naturally start a relationship.
Uncle "Bar" at barbershop
(2000, 35mm, color, 22 min. )
At a small barbershop on the outskirts of Seoul in the early eighties, when sexual prejudices and violence were prevalent, there is a trim, middle-aged barber greeting the customers in a friendly manner. But a little joke with some sexual innuendo triggers a fist-fight.
More info at: Indiestory.com
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