Becoming an Actress in New York
by Yunah Hong & Esther Chae

[April 30, 2010]


“Becoming an Actress In New York“ follows the lives of three young Korean American actresses (Vivian Bang, Esther Chae, and Jina Oh) as they pursue their dreams in The City That Never Sleeps.

We are given glimpses into their daily rituals and share many candid and revealing moments that further underline the drive and determination of these strong independent women. All three come from prestige drama schools and have agents.  All three are Korean American, which further complicates their quest for parts. There is no Cinderella ending, which makes the women’s energy, professionalism and persistence that much more impressive.

Director Yunah Hong unfolds a rich tapestry of inner strength and inspiration that details the highs and lows of being a minority actress in such an unapologetic and merciless industry.

Screening will be followed by discussion with Yunah Hong and Esther Chae.






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