10th Annual KAFFNY: EMPTY SPACE + Retriever w/ Q&A

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Wythe Hotel Cinema

80 Wythe Avenue

(in cellar-level)

Brooklyn, NY 11249

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EMPTY SPACE (USA, 2015, 97") - NEW YORK PREMIERE
dir. James Choi

Tom, an overweight young man, takes refuge at his grandmother's cabin in rural Protection, IL, in an attempt to bury the years of being bullied and feeling rejected. While in town, he meets a precocious blind girl named Lilly, who shows him how to be accepted and loved. Tender, funny and dramatic, the film shows characters not often depicted onscreen as leads, in a unique coming of age story.

"Empty Space" was produced in Chicago and shot entirely on location in small towns across Western, IL. The film's crew consisted of 3 people (sound op, cinematographer, producer) and the film was shot in 14 days with a budget of $7000.

Lighthouse International Film Festival 2016 - Audience Award

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*In Competition for Best Third Culture Feature Narrative

FILMMAKER JAMES CHOI IN ATTENDANCE!

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RETRIEVER (KOREA, 2016, 25") - NEW YORK PREMIERE
dir. Joo Hwan Kim

Lee Kwang is an illegal immigrant in Korea, a Korean from China. He makes a living by stealing dogs from animal shelters and selling them to butchers. But when he adopts a big golden retriever named Bori, the two develop a special bond.

*In Competition for Best Third Culture Short

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Brooklyn, NY 11249

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