The Hanji Box written by director, Nora Jacobson, tells the story of Hannah, an American mother, who is recently divorced and in the process of downsizing her home. Rose, her adopted Korean daughter, is helping her mother pack. The tension between mother and daughter escalates until finally an item of great importance to both of them gets broken: Rose’s Hanji box made from traditional Korean paper —that Hannah and her husband bought for Rose years ago in Koreatown. Or did they? Rose claims to have brought it back with her from Korea, a gift from her biological birth mother. Hannah takes the train to New York’s Koreatown, determined to prove Rose wrong and fix the box at the store she bought it at. By mistake she stumbles into an art gallery, where preparations are being made for an exhibition of evocative and mysterious… sounds like an unusual plot a reversible twist to the normal adoption movie!
"The film also tell a universal story about family, loss, love, and reconciliation. It's hard enough to grow up, and it's hard enough to be a parent. with adoption, and especially inter-racial adoption, all of those family dynamics - of identity, of worthiness, self -image, possessiveness - can become magnified to an even greater degree. To me it seems a ripe and potentially dramatic area to explore. "-- Director Nora Jacobson
The film is currently unrated but AFHK feels it is appropriate for children ages 18 and over. Due to the film length being only 60 minutes, we have decided not to add on another film and enjoy each other's conversation, community and a casual night together. For those who have not attended an event yet, or are new to AFHK, the evening is a great time to meet members in a relaxed setting. Please register via the link and reserve your spot! We look forward to seeing you there. Map and directions here
Security guard will direct your car or taxi to visitor parking and then walk to the north end of the parking to enter the Clubhouse. Follow signs to the Clubhouse lounge on the 6th floor. If you arrive on foot then ask the security guards for the Clubhouse. Paid Parking (with an Octopus card only) is available at Bamboo Grove.