BECOMING is an intimate look into the life of former First Lady Michelle Obama during a moment of profound change, not only for her personally but for the country she and her husband served over eight impactful years in the White House. The film offers a rare and up-close look at her life, taking viewers behind the scenes as she embarks on a 34-city tour that highlights the power of community to bridge our divides and the spirit of connection that comes when we openly and honestly share our stories.
A NOTE FROM MICHELLE OBAMA:
I’m excited to let you know that on May 6, Netflix will release BECOMING, a documentary film directed by Nadia Hallgren that looks at my life and the experiences I had while touring following the release of my memoir.
Those months I spent traveling — meeting and connecting with people in cities across the globe — drove home the idea that what we share in common is deep and real and can’t be messed with. In groups large and small, young and old, unique and united, we came together and shared stories, filling those spaces with our joys, worries, and dreams. We processed the past and imagined a better future. In talking about the idea of ‘becoming,’ many of us dared to say our hopes out loud.
I treasure the memories and that sense of connection now more than ever, as we struggle together to weather this pandemic, as we care for our loved ones, tend to our communities, and try to keep up with work and school while coping with huge amounts of loss, confusion, and uncertainty.
It’s hard these days to feel grounded or hopeful, but I hope that like me, you’ll find joy and a bit of respite in what Nadia has made. Because she’s a rare talent, someone whose intelligence and compassion for others comes through in every frame she shoots. Most importantly, she understands the meaning of community, the power of community, and her work is magically able to depict it.
As many of you know, I’m a hugger. My whole life, I’ve seen it as the most natural and equalizing gesture one human can make toward another — the easiest way of saying, “I’m here for you.” And this is one of the toughest parts of our new reality: Things that once felt simple — going to see a friend, sitting with someone who is hurting, embracing someone new — are now not simple at all.
But I’m here for you. And I know you are here for one another. Even as we can no longer safely gather or feed off the energy of groups, even as many of us are living with grief, loneliness, and fear, we need to stay open and able to put ourselves in other people’s shoes. Empathy is our lifeline here. It’s what will get us to the other side. Let’s use it to redirect our attention toward what matters most, reconsider our priorities, and find ways to better remake the world in the image of our hopes.
Even in hard times, maybe especially in hard times, our stories help cement our values and strengthen our connections. Sharing them shows us the way forward. I love and miss you all.
PENINSULA Unveils World’s First Official 8K Main Trailer!
(PRESSREELS) CONTENTS PANDA(Next Entertainment World), which presents PENINSULA released the world’s first official main trailer of 8K image quality at noon (Korean time) on June 16, 2020.
Four years after ‘TRAIN TO BUSAN’, Connect with the survivors of the ‘PENINSULA’!
(PRESSREELS) CONTENTS PANDA(Next Entertainment World), which presents PENINSULA released the world’s first official main trailer of 8K image quality at noon (Korean time) on June 16, 2020. The trailer of PENINSULA, a 2020 Cannes Film Festival’s official invitation film, depicts the struggles of those who have survived in different ways for four years after TRAIN TO BUSAN.
PENINSULA is an action blockbuster depicting the last battle for survival between the people left behind in the ruins of the Korean peninsula four years after Train to Busan. The upcoming PENINSULA trailer ahead of its worldwide premiere release in the summer of 2020 is full of such big scale action sequences and explosive thrills together with fast-sounding gunfights and car-chasing scenes.
In particular, the official trailer of PENINSULA, which has 8K image quality for the first time in the world, meets the technical specifications of all digital devices and delivers a high level of visual completeness to moviegoers around the world. The 8K trailer, which is 16 times clearer than the FULL HD image quality and 4 times clearer than the 4K image quality, can be enjoyed in 8K, 4K and HD according to the device’s specifications if the 8K main trailer via the NEW’s official channel on YouTube is selected as the highest specification (4320p 8K). Especially, viewers can watch them with a perfect picture quality without an extra setup from the YouTube app on Smart TVs that support either 4K or 8K.
This super high-definition trailer was created through the collaboration of NEW’s digital business corporation NEW ID and SK TELECOM. Among the media-focused core technologies of AI-based Post Production, a joint enterprise between the two companies, the technology called Supernova is a media upscaling solution (up to 8K) to improved quality of image and sound source based on the AI’s deep learning algorithms while maintaining the quality level of the original.
– Title: PENINSULA
– Director: YEON Sangho (Psychokinesis | Seoul Station | Train to Busan)
– Genre: Disaster, Zombie
– Cast: GANG Dongwon (Illang: The Wolf Brigade | A Violent Prosecutor)
LEE Junghyun (Love, Again | The Battleship Island)
– World Sales: CONTENTS PANDA (NEW)
– Production: REDPETER FILMS (Birthday | Psychokinesis | Train to Busan)
– Expected Release Date: Summer 2020
– Logline: 4 years after the inexplicable disaster, they’re returning to the godforsaken land!
: Jung-seok barely managed to escape from the unprecedented disaster in Korea 4 years ago and lives in exile in Hong Kong by himself. He is given a lucrative chance to return to Korea to retrieve large bags of cash left abandoned in the streets of Seoul. His mission is infiltrated ruined city of Seoul and secure the target truck before the sunrise, then return to Hong Kong unscathed. But he and his team are ambushed by a militia known as Unit 631 and vicious zombie hordes. During his desperate struggle to survive, Jung-seok experiences a moment of deus ex machina as survivor Min-jung and her family save him from brink of death. Together, they formulate one last plan to escape the peninsula for good. The prodigal son, the survivor and the deranged, their bloody battle begins!
NEW K.ID TV : K-POP Entertainment Channel has released TOP 10 weekly rankings, 4th week of May
iKON is the new champion of the weekly idol chart in the fourth week of May, with their new appearance.
Coming hot: iKON, new number one if the idol chart
Rising of K-Drama news and School attack programs.
Weekly best: YG Ent.’ (iKON, BLACKPINK, and Treasure)
NEW K.ID, the only provider of K-POP idol content for 24/7, released its weekly chart for viewers rating based on accumulated watching hours of both live-streaming and on-demand services from fans around the U.S. Wide variety of exclusive episodes and more than 10,000 K-idol programs are available on CH 511 of LG Smart TVs and XUMO apps for free
iKON is the new champion of the weekly idol chart in the fourth week of May, with their new appearance. GWSN, the winner of last week, was a runner-up and JEON Hyo Sung secured the last spot in the podium
The rest of Top 10s are ITZY, GOT7X SUNMI X EXID X APINK stage compilation, BLACKPINK, ONEUS, ATEEZ, fromis_9 X Weki Meki, and HINAPIA in order. YG Entertainment’s artists such as iKON and BLACKPINK were still shown as they always do, and TREASURE, a YG’s pre-debut trainee group also showed up in Top 10 with their V-log episode.
SHOW CHAMPION, Fact iN Star, and WEEKLY IDOL remained on the podium of the Program chart. N.Flying and SF9 keep their popularity for four (4) consecutive weeks. The rise of strong new contenders shows the increasing attention for K-Drama and Reality shows, enjoying their huge popularity throughout Asia with distinctive originalities.
Secret Friend of Idols, a reality show featuring idol groups from the SHOW CHAMPION stage and mysterious character in the studio was ranked 6th. 15min K-Drama NEWS Special from KStarLive, a news report introducing the newest trends in K-Drama newly appeared in the 8th place.
Tardiness Prevention Live(MOMO X), a school attack program that allows only students who attended on-time to enjoy the performance of their favorite artists, was in the 9th place.