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Bong Hits: The Films of Bong Joon Ho

Director Bong Joon Ho is a master of his craft who deftly works across genres using blockbuster techniques to tackle themes of capitalism, environmentalism, and family. With roots in activism, he often comments on the overarching social and class issues that arise within those core topics. When he won the Academy Award for Best Director, he quoted Martin Scorsese saying, "the most personal is the most creative," a phrase he keeps carved deep in his heart. Director Bong has seen his budgets and casts grow over more than 20 years, but through it all, his work has remained nothing if not deeply personal. Join us in exploring his journey in film as we showcase his entire feature filmography in anticipation of his new film Mickey 17.

Upcoming Screenings

THE HOST

2006 / South Korea + / Bong Joon-ho

Wed, Feb 286:30pm

Equal parts creature-feature thrill ride and poignant human drama, this breakout hit for director Bong Joon-ho follows a father on a mission to rescue his daughter from a terrifying creature.

MOTHER

2009 / South Korea / Bong Joon-ho

Sat, Mar 23:30pmWed, Mar 66:30pm

A unique murder mystery about a mother’s primal love for her son.

SNOWPIERCER

2013 / South Korea + / Bong Joon-ho

Sat, Mar 93:30pmWed, Mar 136:30pm

After a failed experiment, a new ice age destroys most life on Earth. The only human survivors live on the Snowpiercer, a non-stop train with a rigid caste system, but a revolution is brewing.

OKJA

2017 / South Korea + / Bong Joon-ho

Sat, Mar 163:30pmTue, Mar 196:30pm

A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja.

PARASITE

2019 / South Korea / Bong Joon-ho

Sun, Mar 243:30pmWed, Mar 276:30pm

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Previous Screenings

MEMORIES OF MURDER

2003 / South Korea / Bong Joon-ho

Three increasingly desperate detectives attempt to decipher the violent mind of a killer in a futile effort to solve the case based on the harrowing true story set in 1980s South Korea.