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Pusan West to Launch at CA’s Chapman University

Pusan West to Launch at CA's Chapman University

The Pusan International Film Festival is teaming with Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts to launch a showcase that will bring select Korean films and filmmakers from the festival to the U.S., Dodge College Dean Bob Bassett and PIFF Director Lee Yong-Kwan unveiled today. The inaugural Chapman University | Pusan West | Filmmaker Showcase (“Chapman Pusan West”) will be held at Marion Knott Studios on Chapman University’s campus in Orange, Calif., November 20-22, 2009. Ten new titles are on tap in addition to two retrospect screenings. Highlights include Park Chan-wook’s “Thirst,” Bong Joon-ho’s “Mother” and Na Hong-jin’s “The Chaser.” Additionally, Park will be present to receive the inaugural Chapman Pusan West’s first “Pusan West Icon Award.” [Brian Brooks]

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