Parasite
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Parasite

Showtimes

Friday, Nov. 8 — Thursday, Nov. 14
Daily at 2:00, 4:40 and 7:30
Friday, Nov. 15 — Thursday, Nov. 21
Daily at 2:00, 4:40 and 7:30
Also Sat. and Sun. at 11:20

Overview

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year, Parasite is also the #1 rated film of 2019 in Metacritic, which synthesizes all film reviews in English—and besides being great, it’s FUN! Meet the Park family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. “There’s nothing predictable when South Korean director Joon-ho Bong is on his game. This dark, socially conscious film about the intertwining of two families is an intricately plotted, adult thriller. The director has called it an “unstoppably fierce tragicomedy.” We just call it brilliant” —Mark Kennedy, AP. Rated R. In Korean with English subtitles. 136 Min.

Colby Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies Seth Kim will provide an introduction to and lead a discussion following the 7:30 screening of Parasite this Saturday. His areas of teaching and research include contemporary East Asian and U.S. cinema, digital media in Korea and Japan, political economy, as well as classical and contemporary film theory.

Discussion