December Movie Night – “May 18”

December 15, 2007 (Saturday) 7:30 p.m.Adroit College, Conference Room
1851 McCarthy Blvd. Milpitas, CA 95035

May 18, 1980 is a date etched in Korean history, the date of the Gwangju Uprising. From May 18 to 27, the southern city of Gwangju became the battleground for a democracy movement against the Chun Doo Hwan military regime, a protest that was brutally suppressed and is now remembered as one of the most important events of modern Korean history. Sketching characters based on real people, director Kim Ji Hoon takes the viewer to those fateful ten days, detailing the motivations and emotional bonds that inspired and empowered ordinary people to take to the streets. The film assembles an extraordinary cast consisting of Ahn Sung Ki, Lee Jun Ki, Kim Sang Kyung, Lee Yo Won, Park Cheol Min, and Na Moon Hee. May 18 is a powerful and emotionally wrenching ode to the legacy of the Gwangju Uprising, and moviegoers have answered its call, making it one of the highest grossing films of 2007.

*Reservation is required due to the limited seats. (408-716-8443, info@adroitcollege.org)

*Korean snacks and teas are provided.