Date: June 7, 2007
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, IL, June 7, 2007 – For Governors State University Assistant Professor Sanghoon Lee, this is certainly the great moment of triumph. Not only did the film he produced, Second Moon, have a successful U.S. premier in April, it will again be shown at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago on June 9 and 12 at 8 p.m.
“This is what we might call back by popular demand,” said Lee. “At our first United States screening, more than 30 people were turned away. This generated a great deal of interest in our film.”
According to Lee, the film was already honored last October at the Pusan International Film Festival where it was a Critics’ Choice Selection.
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.
“After these Chicago screenings, we are launching the nationwide campaign for our film. We want to get it in screens all across the nation. We are very proud of this film.”
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 available through Ticketmaster and at the Film Center ticket office. For more information, call 312-846-2600 or visit www.artic.edu/webspaces/siskelfilmcenter or www.secondmoonmovie.com.