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Images courtesy of Kino International

Lee Chang-dong, 2010

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Fri, Apr 1, 2011 7 PM
Sat, Apr 2, 2011 7 PM

Winner for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival, Poetry follows a Korean woman who develops a passion for poetry as she deals with the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Cajoled out of a sixteen-year retirement by director Lee, Yun Junghee gives an unforgettable performance as the indefatigable grandmother who must cope not only with her looming illness but also an elderly stroke victim under her care and her surly grandson who has been accused of participating in a gang rape that led to the victim's suicide. (139 mins., 35mm)

Cosponsored by Ohio State's East Asian Studies Center.

Picture Lock: 25 Years of Film/Video Residencies at the Wex

Learn more about our four-day celebration of the Film/Video Studio here (then grab a Festival Pass for admission to all screenings and conversations here). 

The Decline of Western Civilization

Don't miss your chance to see filmmaker Penelope Spheeris introduce her iconic The Decline of Western Civilization on Friday, October 23—get your tickets now.