Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Thu, Oct 31, 2019
7:30pm

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

In conjunction with the complete retrospective of BONG JOON HO’s feature films, the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque are proud to present a 12-piece exhibit in the Shields Gallery of the Egyptian Theatre featuring the works of South Korean artist Jung Jae Hoon (aka Zibezi), whose original painting Parasite is featured prominently in BONG’s latest masterpiece. In recent years, Zibezi, a self-proclaimed “outside artist,” has made a major splash in the intersecting worlds of art and fashion, and has created over 100 artworks that attempt to “draw a new world out of existing forms and frameworks.” His online gallery and store can be found on his website at https://zibezi.com/.

35 mm!

THE HOST
GWOEMUL
2006, Magnolia Pictures, 120 min, South Korea, Dir: Bong Joon Ho

Much more than just a monster movie, Bong Joon Ho’s third film spans the intimate and the epic, the personal and the political, in a fantastical tale about the lengths to which a family will go in recovering one of its own. Due to the negligence of a U.S. military installation, an amphibian beast emerges from Seoul's Han River, wreaking havoc on city residents and abducting the daughter of riverfront vendor Park Gang-du (Song Kang-ho). With the help of his elderly father, listless brother and archery medalist sister, Park races against time for save the girl while government authorities concoct their own, ecologically reckless means of vanquishing the creature. “A loopy, feverishly imaginative genre hybrid.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.


35 mm!
10th Anniversary!

MOTHER (2009)
MADEO
2009, Magnolia Pictures, 129 min, South Korea, Dir: Bong Joon Ho

In a small South Korean town, an intellectually disabled man (Won Bin) follows a young woman (Moon Hee-ra) down an empty street at night; when the woman is found dead the next morning, authorities summarily charge him with the murder. Only the man’s mother (Kim Hye-ja), an unlicensed acupuncturist, is convinced of his innocence. As she pieces together the night of the murder and the cast of characters surrounding it, no measure seems too drastic to protect the son whose condition she has always lamented. Starkly shot and arrestingly unpredictable, MOTHER stretches parental love to its extremes, tempering violent passages with Bong’s characteristic flashes of humor.


Both films in Korean with English subtitles.
Egyptian Theatre • Thu, Oct 31, 2019 • 7:30pm

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