[framed] film series: The Hanji Box
The Hanji Box is about Hannah, an American mother emerging heartbroken from a divorce, and Rose, her adopted Korean daughter. When the mysterious Hanji Box-Rose's precious link to Korea is broken, Hannah travels to New York's Koreatown to try to mend it. By chance she meets a charismatic Korean artist, who takes her on a journey of cultural discovery. Nuanced performances by the actors Suzanne Dudley Schon, Natalie Kim and Daniel Park illuminate the complexities of adoption, issues of longing and belonging, loss, mothering, identity and US Korean history.
Winner, Best Feature Script, USA Independent Film Festival
New York Eurasian Film Festival
The R Word, is a short film directed and edited by Jacobson, written by Tom Coash, with original music by Tyler Gibbons and Larry Polansky. Nick, a New York City firefighter, is surprised when Sarah, his blind date, shows up wearing an Islamic veil. An ugly incident early in the day has affected Sarah's outlook on men and veiling, making Nick's reaction doubly important to their future.
Filmmaker Nora Jacobson will introduce the film and host a post film discussion.
Nora Jacobson is an award-winning filmmaker whose films include Delivered Vacant (New York Film Festival, Sundance), My Mother's Early Lovers (Maine Int'l Film Festival Audience Award) Nothing Like Dreaming (Lake Placid Film Forum Best of Fest) and the collaborative 6-part film Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie. Jacobson is devoted to telling stories of women, cultural diversity and place. She is the recipient of many awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Herb Lockwood Award for Excellence in the Arts.
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Putney, VT 05346
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