Weekends

Director: Lee Dong-ha

Country: South Korea

Language(s): Korean with English subtitles

Runtime: 98 min

Rating: PG

Festival year: 2016

Weekends

Genre(s): Documentary
Spotlight(s): Hope and Love Last Longer

“If G-Voice was a man he’d be an attractive badass,” says one of the subjects near the beginning of Weekends, Lee Dong-ha’s documentary about a South Korean gay men’s choir.

G-Voice is the name of the choir and, for several dozen men in South Korea, it is a source of happiness, inclusion and, well, eye candy. As the choir reaches its tenth anniversary and prepares to play South Korea’s first gay wedding, tensions begin to run high. But the choir runs into a score of homophobic obstacles that they must overcome in order to ring in an historic moment.

Winner of the Panorama Audience Award at the Berlin International Film Festival, Weekends, with its lively characters and zest for life, is impossible not to love. Dong-ha’s first feature-length documentary serves as a reminder of the joy in music and community.

Screening Sponsor: 24 Frames

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