7th ‘Film Live’ zeros in on music in the movies

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7th ‘Film Live’ zeros in on music in the movies

The seventh “2014 Film Live” opens at KT&G Sangsang Madang in Hongdae, western Seoul, today. Unlike other movie festivals, “Film Live” puts a stronger emphasis on the music behind the silver screen.

According to the event’s organizers, the main theme this year is glam rock, a music genre that swept across Europe in the 1970s.

On Saturday, actress Lee Young-jin will have an interactive session with viewers to discuss John Wells’s 2013 film “August: Osage County.” Actress Sunwoo Jung-ah will follow with a talk on the Palme d’Or-nominated film “Only Lovers Left Alive.”

Model Kim Won-jung, who was appointed PR ambassador of the festival last month, will chat about Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Dreamers” (2003) on June 13.

The headliner of the festival is the 1998 British film “Velvet Goldmine,” a portrayal of the U.K.’s ’70s glam rock that gained prominence in Korea in the late 1990s.

There will also be live performances at the festival.

Imax concert films such as “Metallica Through the Never” and Korean pop icon G-Dragon’s live concert film “One of a Kind” will screen during the event.

For more information, go to sangsangmadang.com. The festival runs through June 15.

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