The Gold Rush + Sooyoung Chin Cinema Ensemble
Every year, the “Sooyoung Chin Cinema Ensemble” presents a creative interpretation of silent films to the UMFF audience.
In 2023, they bring humor, thrills, and emotions with silent film maestro Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush. Enjoy the events unfolding in snowy wilderness accompanied by beautiful music.
■ Date/Time : 2023.10.28.(Sat) 20:30
■ Venue : Alps Cinema 4
■ Film : The Gold Rush
■ Performance : Sooyoung Chin Cinema Ensemble
[The Gold Rush]
USA l 1942 l 90min l Fiction l black and white
After traveling to Alaska for gold, Charlie is trapped in a cabin by a landslide with a killer, Black, and prospector, Big Jim. Black dies on the road, but Charlie and Big Jim make it to town. Charlie has a crush on a dancer, Georgia, but his focus turns to gold. After finding gold and reuniting with Georgia, Charlie falls in love with her again and goes on camera with her.
Sooyoung Chin is a jazz pianist and songwriter, who majored in piano at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and obtained a master’s degree in composition from Queens College.
Simultaneously released in the US and Korea, his debut album Original Intension (with bassist Choi Kwang-moon and drummer Kim Chaek), was awarded by the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), the largest music copyright management organization in the US.
He debuted as a saxophonist with his first EP album “Cherubim’s Wrath” in 2013. He gained attention for his exceptional technique, dazzling sound, and narratives touching upon basic human rights and freedom. The following year, he was awarded the Best Jazz Crossover and Best Performance awards at the 11th Korean Popular Music Awards.
He also collaborated with jazz musicians Kim Chae, Song Nam-hyun, and Pyo Jin-ho as “The South Korean Rhythm Kings”, and infused social issues in his music, evident in projects like the Poet Kim Soo-young’s album, Giant Roots, and Fuckingnadness. Later, he worked on personal projects to showcase his unique view of music that isn’t constrained to one genre, but blends hiphop, pop, electronic and jazz into one colorful soundscape.
Sumin Jung is a jazz bassist highly acclaimed as a musician. Jung appeared in EBS’s Space Identity New Face of Korean Jazz, Jazz People’s 20 Best Jazz Albums, Best Albums of 2021, and was nominated in the jazz album category at the Korean Popular Music Awards.
Jung is an artist who expresses inner beauty through music, embracing reality, and sharing that beauty with a diverse audience.