Gateway Korea Foundation

The Gateway Korea Foundation provides opportunities for the Heartland Community to learn about and experience Korean culture. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, the Gateway Korea Foundation will draw from communities across the American Midwest to nurture a greater understanding and appreciation for Korean culture.


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2016 Dano Korean Spring Festival

Day 1 - Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Gina Kim
Friday, May 13  5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
The Farrell Auditorium, Saint. Louis Art Museum
Gina Kim, Assistant Professor of Film, UCLA
Co-hosted by Gateway Korea Foundation and Saint Louis Art Museum

Film Title: Faces of Seoul
A documentary that is at once a city portrait of an Asian capital. It accounts the recent changes of Seoul from the perspectives of both a former local dweller with many intimate memories of the city.

Filmmaker Gina Kim (b. 1973, South Korea) received her MFA from Cal Arts and a BFA from Seoul National University. Her five feature-length films and short films have garnered impressive acclaim, with screenings at prestigious film festivals such as Berlin, Venice, Locarno, Rotterdam, Vancouver, Buenos Aires, Pusan, Deauville and Sundance, as well as venues such as the MOMA, Centre Pompidou and the Smithsonian.
- IMDb Mini Biography

Free to the public. 
5:30 p.m.  Reception. Traditional Korean rice cakes(수리취떡) will be served.
7:00 p.m.  Film screening.
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Day 2 - Dinner Reception and Program
Saturday, May 14  4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
1 CityPlace Drive, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Gateway Korea Foundation Awards ceremony, dinner buffet, trailer of films “Faces of Seoul” and “Final Recipe” by Gina Kim, and a panel conversation with Gina Kim and Denise Ward-Brown(Artist and Associate Professor of Art at Washington University in St. Louis) and Diane Wei Lewis(Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis) on the rise of “K-Culture.”
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Earlier Event: May 13
2016 Dano Korean Spring Festival
Later Event: September 24
2016 Chuseok Festival