Traverse City Events: 2013 Traverse City Film Festival Line Up

Dancing Queen 

2012 | South Korea | NR | 124 min.

A box office mega-hit in its native country, this bubbly South Korean romantic comedy follows housewife Jung-hwa, who put her lifelong fantasy of becoming a pop star on hold to raise her child while her husband got his career as a lawyer started. Fate is on her side, however, and a chance encounter gives her an opportunity to revive her childhood dream late in life by auditioning for an American Idol-style show. But when her husband accidentally becomes a public hero and is catapulted into the political spotlight, Jung-hwa has to decide between her husband’s dreams and her own. Starring two of Korea’s most popular actors, this charming comedy is the definition of a feel-good crowd pleaser.

Wed 12 noon Lars Hockstad Auditorium | Sat 9 am State Theatre

Dragon (Wu Xia)

2012 | South Korea | NR | 124 min.

A box office mega-hit in its native country, this bubbly South Korean romantic comedy follows housewife Jung-hwa, who put her lifelong fantasy of becoming a pop star on hold to raise her child while her husband got his career as a lawyer started. Fate is on her side, however, and a chance encounter gives her an opportunity to revive her childhood dream late in life by auditioning for an American Idol-style show. But when her husband accidentally becomes a public hero and is catapulted into the political spotlight, Jung-hwa has to decide between her husband’s dreams and her own. Starring two of Korea’s most popular actors, this charming comedy is the definition of a feel-good crowd pleaser.

Thu 12 midnight Old Town Playhouse | Sat 6 pm Bijou by the Bay

Fanie Fourie's Lobola 

2013 | South Africa | NR | 96 min.

This crowd-pleasing South African rom-com follows Fanie (a young white Afrikaner), who on a dare asks Dinky (a beautiful Zulu woman) to accompany him to his pop-star brother’s wedding. She reluctantly agrees on the condition that he pose as her boyfriend so her traditional father will stop pressuring her into an arranged marriage. What begins as a ruse turns into romance, and sparks fly between the unlikely couple. They decide to find out if their newfound love can survive their cultural differences, and if they can successfully navigate the tricky tradition of lobola, a South African dowry. This audience award-winning film is a contemporary fairy tale about finding love where you least expect to.

Thu 3 pm Lars Hockstad Auditorium | Fri 6 pm City Opera House

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