“This hitherto peaceful congregation of neighbors and old friends had suddenly to endure the unique experience of distrusting each other; understandably, they believed that the murderer was among themselves.”
-Truman Capote, In Cold Blood
THIS NOVEMBER- It’s the season for noir, and we’re bringing it to a town near you! The Paradise Presents: SMALL TOWN CRIME- seven hardboiled crime stories with backdrops of rural tranquility. Come explore the seedy underbelly of these peaceful congregations- and how it lingers through generations of neighbours and old friends…
THE WORST OF THEM WILL STAY WITH YOU ... FOREVER. We end our series in a small Korean province for an epic noir courtesy of genre master Bong Joon Ho. Based on the real life case of the Hwaseong serial murders- join us for the new restoration of 2003's MEMORIES OF MURDER.
In his breakthrough second feature, Bong Joon Ho explodes the conventions of the policier with thrillingly subversive, genre-defying results. Based on the true story of a string of serial killings that rocked a rural community in the 1980s, Memories of Murder stars New Korean Cinema icon Song Kang Ho as the local officer who reluctantly joins forces with a seasoned Seoul detective (Kim Sang Kyung) to investigate the crimes—leading each man on a wrenching, yearslong odyssey of failure and frustration that will drive him to the existential edge. Combining a gripping procedural with a vivid social portrait of the everyday absurdity of life under military rule, Bong fashions a haunting journey into ever-deepening darkness that begins as a black-comic satire and ends as a soul-shattering encounter with the abyss.
(Courtesy of Elevation Pictures)
Saturday November 25th, 2 PM/1:30 PM Doors
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