5th Avenue Cinema Presents: Mother (2009)

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5th Avenue Cinema Presents: Mother (2009) says
(2009; Joon-ho Bong)

Starring: Hye-ja Kim, Bin Won, Ku Jin

FORMAT: 35mm
RUNTIME: 128 minutes
WHEN: Friday, October 9th and Saturday, October 10th @ 7:00pm and 9:30pm; Sunday, October 11th @ 3:00pm
WHERE: 5th Ave Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. @ PSU
ADMISSION: FREE for PSU Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni with ID; $3 for Other Students, Seniors and Children; $4 General Admission


Bong Joon-ho brought his unique brand of off-kilter, socially conscious genre cinema to an English speaking audience with last year's Snowpiercer; however, South Korean film enthusiasts world over were already familiar with delightfully pulpy leanings, thanks to 2009's Mother. Working as a riff on the private eye narrative, Mother sees an elderly widow forced to investigate a particularly gruesome murder that her mentally handicapped son has been accused of committing. Like any good P. I. yarn, Mother is full of incompetent cops, betrayal, and a deep sense of cynicism—but like all of Joon-ho's best work, there's a subversive streak running through that plays with your expectations and offers up themes about familial burden that would be too dark and confrontational for a lesser director to address.

Watch a trailer of the film at 5thavecinema.com/mother/
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