Date: March 31, 2007
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, IL, March 31, 2007 – The red carpet may not be unrolled, but the event is still momentous for Governors State University Assistant Professor, Sanghoon Lee. "Second Moon," a film produced by Lee, will have its United States premiere during the Chicago Asian American Showcase 2007, on April 4, at 7:45 p.m., at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago.
According to Lee, the film was already honored last October at the Pusan International Film Festival where it was a Critics’ Choice Selection.
“After Pusan, we returned from Chicago and spent five months re-editing and polishing our film,” explained Lee. “Now it is complete and we are excited to announce its U.S. premiere.”
In a story inspired by Milan Kundera’s book, Unbearable Lightness of Being, and filmed primarily in and around Chicago, the film tells the story of Q, an agent of an underground organization called “Art of Love.” Q’s love for M conflicts with his loyalty to the organization. Ultimately, his quest for happiness comes down to his belief in love.
Lee is currently teaching Independent Filmmaking as part of the new Master of Fine Arts program at Governors State University. He studied philosophy at Sagang University in Korea and earned a Master in Fine Arts degree in Film Video and New Media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
"Second Moon" was written, directed, and edited by Masahiro Sugano. Lee continues to collaborate with Sugano and his production company, Eye from the Sky, Inc.
The Gene Siskel Film Center is located at 164 North State Street, Chicago. Tickets are $9 and are available through Ticketmaster and at the Film Center ticket office. Discounted student tickets for $7 are available at the Gene Siskel Film Center. For more information, call (312) 846-2600.