Poetry

Film/Video

Images courtesy of Kino International

Poetry

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.

Saintseneca

No tickets remain for Columbus-based indie-folk band Saintseneca, who will celebrate their Dark Arc album release at the Wex on Apr 19.

Hateship Loveship

Join us on May 2 as director Liza Johnson introduces a special advance screening of her new film Hateship Loveship (starring Kristen Wiig).