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The Young Leaders of Korean American Community Services Presents


Gene Siskel Film Center

An  Afternoon of Food, Friends and Film!

Join us this Memorial Day Weekend at the Gene Siskel Film Center for a screening of the Korean film Aeja (aka GOODBYE MOM), a humorous and moving examination of the intergenerational conflict between a Korean mother and her rebellious, aspiring-poet daughter! The Chicago Tribune has called the film representative of the explosion of Korean film in the last decade. Prior to the screening, there will be a catered reception allowing you to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.




Sunday, May 30

Reception starts at 3:45 p

Screening of film starts at 5:15 p



Gene Siskel Film Center

164 North State Street

Chicago, IL 60601



Tickets - $20 online or $25 at the door.

Free appetizers are included in the ticket price.  A selection of beers, wines, and other drinks are available for purchase.

To purchase tickets online, go to


For Further Info

For additional details or if you have questions, contact Hume An at or 312-286-8218, or check out our Facebook page at  You can watch the movie trailer on YouTube by clicking on the following link:


Sponsored by:

  • Young Leaders of Korean American Community Services (The KACS Associate Board)
  • Foundation for Asian American Independent Media
  • University of Illinois Asian American Alumni Network


A portion of ticket proceeds will go towards supporting the work of Korean American Community Services (KACS).  Founded in 1972, the mission of KACS is to celebrate Korean American ethnicity and to empower all members of the community by providing educational, legal, health and social services. KACS has emerged to become the largest, most comprehensive social service provider in metropolitan Chicago dedicated to meeting the needs of Korean Americans.


With programs spanning the life cycle, KACS is able to meet the ever-changing needs of the Korean American community in Chicago as well as the diverse, multi-cultural communities of northwest Chicago where the agency is located. KACS addresses the cultural and linguistic needs of our clients by offering services in Korean, English and Spanish. Each year more than 7,000 clients benefit from one of KACS services.   To learn more about KACS, visit our website at  

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