Cinematique Presents: "Parasite" in the Stein Theatre
NOTE THAT THIS FILM IS BEING SHOWN IN THE SMALLER STEIN THEATRE (please arrive early for best seating). Parasite runs from Monday, February 24 thru Friday, February 28. It screens Monday thru Friday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Stein Theatre.
The first ever foreign language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, Bong Joon-ho’s (Snowpiercer, The Host, Okja) Parasite blends thriller and satire to craft a searingly funny and tragic social commentary on class, greed, and violence. The film follows a poor family whose members take turns infiltrating a wealthy family’s mansion. The plan goes awry and the parasites are drawn into a vortex leading viewers on a journey filled with imaginative moments. With every frame beautifully composed, Parasite vividly contrasts the two families using humor, mystery and a creeping sense of tension. Bong once again skillfully fuses genre elements with social critique in a wildly entertaining, visually extraordinary and intoxicating manner.
“It's a nearly perfect film, from Bong's masterful use of framing and visual language and control of a wildly shifting tone to the performances (all terrific) to the commentary on class division.” Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
“Parasite, maybe the best film Bong has yet made, begins as a social-realist drama about a poor family struggling to find work in modern-day Seoul. By the end of its brisk two hours and 11 minutes, it will have cycled through black comedy, social satire, suspense, and slapstick.” Dana Stevens, Slate
For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM, 910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street. Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office. Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website. Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee).
Parasite originally screened at Cinematique December 2 - 4, 2019.