Maria The Korean Bride

Thursday Jun 12, 2014

1025 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4403

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Performance artist Maria Yoon examines the institution of marriage in this fascinating documentary.


Performance artist Maria Yoon, is a first generation Korean-American who calls herself "the voice of the unmarried Asian-American woman." Like many single women of a certain age, Maria felt a growing pressure to wed. So she took matrimony to the next level. She became Maria the Korean Bride, a woman to get married in all fifty states. She took this challenge to explore the institution of marriage and how marriage is seen in other cultures. She quickly learned to coordinate on the go weddings, with volunteer participants who are actual reverends, photographers, and bachelors across the country. Her 50th wedding in Times Square, NYC concluded her nine year journey. Her unique experience will make you both laugh and cry as she travels the country exploring the institution of marriage. Will she ever find true love?

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On Thursday, June 12, at 7pm, the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) will present the New Mexico premiere of Maria the Korean Bride, a new documentary by artist Maria Yoon. Yoon is a first-generation Korean-American. Feeling the cultural pressure to get married, Yoon embarked on a nine-year project to get “married” in all 50 states. Her final wedding took place in New York City’s Times Square. Maria The Korean Bride traces her humorous, emotional journey across America. Admission to this event is free.

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