Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Nov 2, 2019
7:30pm

A GENRE OF ONE: THE CINEMA OF BONG JOON HO
Bong Joon Ho Double Feature!
OKJA / MEMORIES OF MURDER
Co-presented by the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, celebrating 100 years of Korean cinema.
35 mm!

OKJA
2017, Netflix, 120 min, South Korea/USA, Dir: Bong Joon Ho

A decade after biotech CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) launches a contest to raise the world’s finest genetically designed “super pig,” South Korean farm girl Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun) learns that her super pig, Okja, has won the title. When Okja is hauled off to be exhibited in New York City, Mija undertakes a rescue mission that puts her in league with the Animal Liberation Front – and into the clutches of the profit-minded Mirando Corporation. An imaginative adventure with friendship and humanity’s nearsightedness at its center, OKJA is a moving reminder that courage can take small forms.


35 mm!

MEMORIES OF MURDER
SALINUI CHUEOK
2003, CJ Entertainment, 132 min, South Korea, Dir: Bong Joon Ho

Inspired by the first serial murders in South Korea’s modern history, this engrossing crime story is marked with textural richness and tonal finesse. After two women are found raped and murdered in quick succession, rural detectives Park and Cho (Song Kang-ho and Kim Roi-ha) are tasked with finding the killer. Their crude methods ill-suited to the job, the pair are soon joined by an urban detective who proposes to solve the case by subtler means. Gripping throughout and laced with the humor of a bumbling cop routine, MEMORIES OF MURDER invites surprise up to its final frame.


Both films include English subtitles
Aero Theatre • Sat, Nov 2, 2019 • 7:30pm

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