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Introduced with readings by Scott Woods and Louise Robertson
$7 members and adults 55 and over
$9 general public
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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.
Experience an unforgettable performance by actor Yoon Jung-hee, who was cajoled out of a 16-year retirement by director Lee to play Yang Mi-ja, a determined grandmother living in suburban South Korea who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Mi-ja 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. Writing poetry and observing her surroundings in a new way helps her live with a clear sense of purpose, even when the odds are against her. Yoon Jung-hee received the Best Actress award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, the Blue Dragon Awards, and the National Society of Film Critics Awards, among others for her role in the film. In Korean with English subtitles. (139 mins., DCP) The program opens with readings by Columbus-based poets Scott Woods, who founded Streetlight Guild, and Louise Robertson, a poetry event producer and author of The Naming Of (2015) and The Experiment Known as Rose Marie Hernandez Williamson (2019).
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IMAGE CAPTIONPoetry, courtesy of Film Movement.
Sonnets and Cinema curated by Scott Woods.
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