Seattle Cinema Club Message Board › New Meetup: POETRY at the Varsity Theatre
I'm not sure if I sent out an email when I posted this (the new Meetup layout takes some getting used to), so I'm sending one out now, just in case.
Note: time and venue may change, so check back here a few days before the date.
Poetry is a movie from South Korea that won the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes. It's about a woman, Mija, who enrolls in a poetry class, despite battling the onset of Alzheimer's. In her poetry class, she has been taught to really look at the world around her.
One day, she discovers that her grandson was one of several boys involved in the repeated rape of a local girl, leading to the girl's suicide. Though the fathers of the other boys want to pay off the family of the girl, in order to prevent a police investigation, Mija is reluctant to go along. Using what she has learned in her class, she goes her own way in dealing with this tragedy.
This subtitled film starts at 7 pm and is 2 hours and 19 minutes long. Once it is over, we will head to Cafe on the Ave (4201 University Way NE) to discuss the film. As it is a weekday night (and the film will end at about 9:30), our discussion will probably only last an hour or so, so feel free to duck out early.
Here is Roger Ebert's review: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110224/REVIEWS/110229993
And on Metacritic: http://www.metacritic.com/movie/poetry
And here's the official website for the film: http://www.kino.com/poetry/