Director Park Chan-wook (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Chan-wook) (Oldboy) makes his American directorial debut with Stoker: a 2013 British-American psychological thriller written by Wentworth Miller (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wentworth_Miller). It stars Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, and Nicole Kidman.
A sensual, modern Gothic, Stoker is a mannered film with raging passion and insanity just under the surface, perfectly reflecting the lives of the characters within. (Think Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt meets Heathers). Mia Wasikowska is India whose father dies on her 18th birthday. At the funeral, her previously unknown uncle, Charlie, shows up and moves in with the family. India’s grieving mother falls for the new man in her life, but it seems Charlie is truly interested in India. And that’s not even his worst secret.
Stoker is definitely in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock and Brian De Palma, directors who also approached the seediest of subjects with the greatest of grace. It is pure Park Chan-wook, and a movie that feels elegantly transgressive and viscerally exciting. Stoker is what you've come to expect from Park's work: A twisted tale of familial obsession, sexual repression, buried histories, and, in the loosest and grimmest sense, self-liberation.
*Note: Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content.
View Trailer (http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/01/stoker-musical-trailer/)
Show time is 7:15 pm. Afterwards (for those that are interested), we can head over to Bull City Burger and Brewery for food and conversation.