Asian Pop-Up Cinema

FLASHBACK Interview In Memoriam: Lee Sun-kyun Dies at Age 48

Lee Sun Kyun, APUC17 2023

CHICAGO – The world was rocked on December 27th, 2023, when the report came through that South Korean (SK) actor Lee Sun-kyun – who had a prominent role in the 2019 Oscar Best Picture “Parasite’ – had died from an apparent suicide in Seoul (SK), months after his appearance during Closing Night at Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC), where he represented his outrageous new comedy, “Killing Romance

APUC17: Interview with South Korean Actor Lee Sun Kyun of ‘Parasite’ and ‘Killing Romance’

Lee Sun Kyun, APUC17 2023

CHICAGO – Season 17 of Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema’s (APUC17) had their Closing Night on October 7th, 2023, with a special screening of “Killing Romance” … part of their South Korean Film Showcase … which included an appearance by SK movie star Lee Sun Kyun, who also had a prominent role in the Oscar Best Picture “Parasite.”

APUC17: South Korean 'Parasite' Actor Lee Sun-Kyun for ‘Killing Romance,’ Oct. 7, 2023

Killing Romance, APUC 2023

CHICAGO – Season 17 of Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema’s (APUC17) wraps up with a South Korean Cinema Showcase on October 6th-7th, 2023, featuring a special in-person appearance by actor Lee Sun-Kyun of the Oscar Best Picture “Parasite,” representing his new film “Killing Romance.” For appearance details and ticket info, click

APUC17: Afghanistan, Iran & Mongolia Spotlight for Sept. 23, 2023

CHICAGO – Week Three of Season 17 Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema’s (APUC17) will focus on some outside-the-norm Asian countries including Iran, Afghanistan and Mongolia, including in-person appearances. For details and ticket info, click APUC17.

Film News: Asian Pop-Up Cinema SEASON 17 Presents Hong Kong Weekend, Sep. 16-17, 2023

APUC Hong Kong 2023

CHICAGO – It’s Hong Kong Weekend for Season 17 Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) on September 16th and 17th, 2023, and representing the films there will be actor and filmmaker appearances. APUC will honor three guests with a Pinnacle Career Achievement Award and two Bright Star Awards for up and coming actors.

Podtalk: Sophia Wong Boccio on Asian Pop-Up Cinema SEASON 17

CHICAGO – Fall film festivals begin this week with Season 17 of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema, curated by Executive Director/Founder Sophia Wong Boccio. Opening Night is Friday, September 8th, with the Japanese film “Yudo,” subtitled “The Way of the Bath,” directed by Masayuki Suzuki. For tickets and info, click APUC 17.

Podtalk: Sophia Wong Boccio on Asian Pop-Up Cinema SEASON 16

CHICAGO – The Asian Pop Up Cinema (APUC), a Chicago cultural institution, launched Season 16 this past week with a sensational pre-season event featuring Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok and the Japan Cinema Showcase. Wrapping up the showcase is “Unami,” CLICK HERE for details.

Podtalk: Director Amos Why on ‘Far Far Away,’ During Last Weekend of Asian Pop-Up Cinema

Far Far Away APUC 2022

CHICAGO – Season 15 of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) is wrapping up its Fall Edition with Hong Kong Week, and this final weekend is packed with films and in-person events. Click links for details, the following two are on Saturday, November 5th … FAR FAR AWAY, THE FIRST GIRL I LOVED. And on Sunday, November 6th … PRETTY HEART, SEPTET and SCREENINGS WITH THE STARS

Via Zoom: Yeung Chiu-Hoi of ‘The First Girl I Loved’ at Asian Pop Up Cinema, Nov. 5th, 2022

First Girl I Loved, The APUC 2022

CHICAGO – Season 15 of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) is wrapping up its Fall Edition with Hong Kong Week, and this final weekend is packed with films and in-person events. Click links for details, the following two are on Saturday, November 5th … FAR FAR AWAY, THE FIRST GIRL I LOVED. And on Sunday, November 6th … PRETTY HEART, SEPTET and SCREENINGS WITH THE STARS.

Film News: Asian Pop-Up Cinema In-Person Event for Hong Kong Film ‘Deliverance,’ Oct. 29, 2022

Summer Chan, APUC S15 2022

CHICAGO – Season 15 of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) is wrapping up its Fall Edition with Hong Kong Week, beginning with an exciting in-person event on Saturday, October 29th, 2022 (5pm). The well-received “Deliverance” will be screened at the AMC New City Theatre in the city, featuring actress Summer Chan, who will also be at the theater in person to receive APUC’s BRIGHT STAR AWARD.

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