Thursday, October 22

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Boston Asian American Film Festival presents Seoul Searching



Boston Premiere!

Writer/Director Benson Lee Will Appear in Person!

Boston Asian American Film Festival 2015The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) is pleased to announce the 2015 festival will open with a special presentation of the ‘80s teen comedy from filmmaker Benson Lee (Planet B-Boy, Battle of the Year): SEOUL SEARCHING, an official Sundance Selection, LA Film Festival Gala Presenation and winner of the CAAMFest Audience Award.

The coming-of-age film stars Justin Chon (Twilight Saga series, 21 and Over), Esteban Ahn, a.k.a Hispanic Korean musical artist Sanchobeatz from the popular YouTube channel CoreanoLoco, and features actors Uatchet Jin Juch & Nekhebet Kum Juch of Beverly, MA. SEOUL SEARCHING is a 1980s John Hughes inspired romantic teen comedy about a group of Korean misfits from around the world forced by their parents to attend a cultural propaganda camp in Seoul resulting in the best summer of their lives.

“A sweetly engaging tribute to classic John Hughes movies and a refreshing glimpse into the secret life of the Asian teenager.” – Justin Chang, Variety

“Will make you tear up and laugh” – Cindy Maram, Dig In Magazine

“Great music…amazing ensemble cast…I loved it.” – Angela Watercutter, WIRED


Boston Asian American Film Festival 2015The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) takes place October 22–25, 2015, visit for complete details. BAAFF empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. BAAFF is a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop.

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Buy Tickets – Seoul Searching:

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  • Thursday 10/22 at 7:30 PM

Opening Night tickets will be available at the door for $20. Tickets for all programs on sale at Brattle passes not be accepted for this special event.