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[yKAN] W32 Film Panel (TODAY) + CAPA Festival (Volunteers NEEDED

Making of West 32nd

Producing a Film across Seoul & New York

WHEN: Wednesday, May 2, 2007; 6:30 PM
WHERE: The Korea Society
950 Third Avenue, Eighth Floor (between 57 & 56 Street), New York, NY
Presented by: Tribeca Film Festival, Asian Cinevision and The Korea Society
Directed by: Michael Kang
Starring: John Cho, Jun Sung Kim, Grace Park and Jane Kim
Sponsored by: AZN, ACV,

The Korea Society invites you to attend a panel discussion with Michael Kang, the Korean American filmmaker and Humanitas Award-winning director of the hot new movie West 32nd on May 2 at 6:30 PM.

Join Kang, along with West 32nd producer Jamin O'Brien and actor Jun Kim as they discuss their new film, which premieres on April 28 at the Tribeca Film Festival. Moderated by William Phuan, program associate at Asian Cinevision, the conversation will include personal, behind-the-scenes production stories, career advice for Asian American film talent and information on the prospects for marketing Asian American films internationally.

West 32nd stars John Cho (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) as an ambitious young lawyer who takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a 14 year-old boy from a first-degree murder charge. The case takes him into a seamy underworld he never knew existed, right in the heart of midtown Manhattan. West 32nd also stars Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica) and marks Korean actor Jun Kim’s first American film role. Based on co-writer Edmund Lee's coverage of Korean organized crime in New York for The Village Voice, West 32nd is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Kang's debut film The Motel.

SEEKING CAPA FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS [May 6th, 2007, 11:00am - 6:00pm]

The Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA) is hosting the 28th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival ( to kick off Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

The day's events will include Martial Arts demonstrations, Arts & Crafts tables, a Mini-Film Festival, Children's Programs, Information Booths from over a hundred different organizations, and various other activities.

yKAN will be again contributing to this year's event by hosting its own table. This is to help spread awareness of yKAN, give out handouts and provide entertainment.

If you're still curious at what goes on at the Asian Pacific American Festival, you can find some pictures from yKAN's participation from past year's event on the yKAN website at

yKAN is currently looking for people to come out, help, and have a good time. We're also looking for volunteers to help setup, distribute handouts about yKAN, and sell some goodies to the guests attending the Festival, sponsored by H-Mart.

Please contact with times that you are available to volunteer.

When: May 6, 2007 - Sunday
Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(seeking ~5 volunteers per hour to setup, distribute, and sell)
Event Hours are 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Union Square Park, New York City (corner of 16th Street and Broadway)
RSVP: with the hour(s) that you would like to volunteer.


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