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Let us all together watch a movie about a soul's journey after death. It's a very interesting, scary, and fantastic look at the Korean traditions of death and the afterlife. These beliefs and imageries are a very complex intertwining of traditions and ideas from shamanism, animism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and other beliefs.
'Koreans who observe ancestor worship believe that death is not a final termination but a transformation. In Korean folk belief, death means a departure from this world to the "otherworld." The otherworld is not necessarily located far away from this world but may be over the mountains. Death is thought to be a rite of passage, and the dead are generally considered to be similar to the living. Elaborate ancestor-worship rites, offering various foods as to a living person, spring out of these beliefs.' (Religion-and-Expressive-Culture)
Movie: Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (Subtitled)
DATE: Thursday April 25, 2019
TIME: 7:00 pm.
LOCATION: KCCLA(Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles)
SYNOPSIS: After dying unexpectedly, firefighter Ja-hong is taken to the afterlife by three guardians/grim reapers (저승 사자), where only after passing seven trials and proving he lived a noble life will he be able to reincarnate.
This is a star-studded, action-packed fantasy epic about life, death, rebirth, and the unseen forces that guide us through all.
'(Hangul: 신과함께: 죄와 벌; Hanja: 神과함께: 罪와 罰; RR: Sin gwa Hamkke - Joe wa Beol; lit. "Together with God - Sin and Punishment") is a 2017 South Korean action fantasy drama film directed by Kim Yong-hwa and based on a webtoon by Joo Ho-min, Along with the Gods.
It stars Ha Jung-woo-The Chaser (2008), Take Off (2009); Cha Tae-hyun-My Sassy Girl (2001), Scandal Makers (2008); Ju Ji-hoon- Drama: The Princess Hours (2006), Antique (2008); and Kim Hyang-gi-The Queen's Classroom(2013), Thread of Lies (2013).
The film was shot as one but presented in two parts. The first part, Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds, was released on 20 December 2017. The sequel, titled Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days, was released on August 1, 2018.
In June 2018, it was announced that another two sequels are scheduled to be filmed in 2019. As of February 2018, Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds is the second most viewed film in South Korean film history.' (Wikipedia)
AFTER THE MOVIE: Let's go get some snacks then a bar and chat about the movie and life :-)
PARKING: There is a big free parking lot in the back of the building. The parking entrance is on Dunsmuir Street side. KCCLA is right next to El Rey Theatre. Entrance into KCCLA is in the parking lot. It closes around 10p.
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