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Turn It Up to 11, Part 2: Wild Days

Directed by Seung-hwa Baek

New Directions / South Korea / 2012 / 91 mins / Korean with English subtitles / San Francisco Premiere


“We wanted to be cosmic…black rock-n-roll from outer space!” vocalist/guitarist Park Jong-hyun says about conceiving the name for the band Galaxy Express. Along with vocalist/bassist Lee Ju-hyun and drummer Kim Hee-kwon, these hard-rockers from South Korea are a bit extraterrestrial even on their home turf. In spite of the band’s national acclaim, South Korea is still considered a wasteland for rock music; it’s more a place where band names get confused for types of mobile phones. To truly reach for the stars, the passionate trio—along with a small but colorful entourage—embarks on a three-week tour in and around Austin, Texas, the home of SXSW.

Wild Days is a follow-up to director/writer/producer Baek Seung-hwa’s award-winning 2009 documentary Turn It Up To 11, which examined Korea’s indie music scene. This spin-off chronicles Seoul’s new “kings of indie rock” in their boisterous adventure across Texas: traveling in a mobile home, eating authentic American food, meeting fellow artists and newfound fans, and sharing their love and craft of the universal language known as music. The Audience Award winner at the 2012 DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival and a selection of the 2012 Jecheon International Music and Film Festival, the outrageous and vivid Wild Days is a cross-cultural musical journey that will take you out-of-this-world.

Co-presented by: KoreanIndie


Producer: Seung-hwa Baek, Hwa-beom Kim
Cinematographer: Seung-hwa Baek, Yong-woon Jo
Sound: Eun-ha Go, Yong-soo Pyo

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Turn It Up to 11, Part 2: Wild Days

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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Great Star Theater
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