On Saturday, April 7, 1-3 PM, the Nam Center for Korean Studies will be hosting a screening of Jane at the Michigan Theater. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Jane is a Korean movie about loneliness and chosen family, centering around So-hyun (played by Lee Min-ji), whose boyfriend has recently gone missing. She meets a transgender woman named Jane (played by Gu Gyo-hwan) and, together with a group of runways named Ji-soo, Dae-po, and Jong-gu, the group sets out in search of the missing boyfriend.
Given that South Korea is a country that is relatively conservative when it comes to issues of of LGBT rights, I am interested to see how the transgender character of Jane is rendered, as well as the narrative she creates for herself in the movie.
Image credits: The Michigan Theater