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Film Screening: The Hanji Box

Thursday, September 28, 2017
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm

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Thursday, September 28
7:00 pm
Woodstock Town Hall Theatre

*Discussion to follow screening with director Nora Jacobson, essayist Meg Daiss Hurley, actress Suzanne C. Dudley and social worker Judith Bush.*

Tickets: $9 Adults | $8 Kids & Seniors | $7 Pentangle Members

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 18th. 

The Hanji Box is a multi-cultural film about art and adoption that tells the story of an American woman, her adopted Korean daughter and a Korean artist. Hannah, a recently divorced historian has decided to downsize. She is selling the house in the country that she has lived in for 18 years. Her adopted daughter Rose is helping her pack up the house. But Rose, to her mother’s dismay, resists cleaning out her own room, even though she left the house and moved in with her boyfriend some time ago. The tension between mother and daughter escalates until finally, an item of great importance to both gets broken: Rose’s Hanji box – made from traditional Korean paper – that Hannah and her husband had bought for Rose years ago in Koreatown. Or did they? Rose claims to have brought it with here from Korea – a gift from her biological birthmother. Determined to prove Rose wrong, and to fix the box, Hannah takes the train to Koreatown to find the store where she bought the box. In the process, she embarks on a journey of cultural discovery and adoption – her own. Directed by Nora Jacobson. Discussion to follow the screening.

Starring Suzanne C. Dudley, Natalie Kim and Daniel Park

Written and Directed by Nora Jacobson

Nora Jacobson is an award-winning filmmaker whose films include Delivered Vacant (New York Film Festival, Sundance), My Mother’s Early Lovers (Maine Int’l Film Festival Audience Award), Nothing Like Dreaming (Lake Placid Film Forum Best of Fest,) and the collaborative 6-part film Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie which was featured on Vermont PBS and Maine PBS.

Jacobson is currently developing the sequel and a mini-series to be shot in Korea. She is also working on several new films, including a documentary about the poet Ruth Stone, as well as a narrative feature and TV series about people of color in New England in the 19th Century. She is devoted to telling stories of women, cultural diversity and place. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim award, the Herb Lockwood Award for excellence in the Arts, a LEF Moving Image grant and grants from the NEA and state arts agencies, among others for her filmmaking activities.

Nora Jacobson has BA from Dartmouth College and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has taught at the New School for Social Research, Ramapo College of New Jersey, The State University of New York at Purchase, and Dartmouth College. She was raised in Vermont and Paris, France.

*Discussion to follow screening with director Nora Jacobson, essayist Meg Daiss Hurley, actress Suzanne C. Dudley and social worker Judith Bush.*

The Hanji Box trailer from Nora Jacobson on Vimeo.

Details

Date:
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Organizer

Pentangle Arts
Phone:
(802) 457-3981
Website:
www.pentanglearts.org

Venue

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre
31 The Green
Woodstock, VT 05091 United States
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Phone:
(802) 457-3981
Website:
www.pentanglearts.org