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Korean Film News
INDIE SPACE returns!
May 02, 2012
- Writerby Kim Seong-Hoon
INDIE SPACE returns after a five year absence. On March 27th, 2012 the Citizens Collective for the Expansion of Independent Film Theaters reached an official contract with the theater Mirospace, located on Shinmoon Road in Seoul’s Seodaemoon district, to run INDIE SPACE, a privately operated cinema dedicated to independent film.
Unlike 2007, when the theater first started under the financial supervision of the government, its reincarnation is funded voluntarily by the public through support programs such as the “Cornerstone Sponsorship” and the “Shared Seat Program.” With the new slogan of “independence and self-respect,” its opening shows that the will to create a self-sufficient indie movie theater is not dependent only on government support.
“Mirospace previously screened mainly indie movies and art films. It is meaningful to restart INDIE SPACE at this theater,“ said LEE Hyun-hee, secretary-general of the Citizens Collective. After a test run in mid-May, INDIE SPACE will be officially open at the end of May.