Following its success at the 92nd Academy Awards, Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will extend its screenings of the acclaimed South Korean black comedy “Parasite” until Thursday, Feb. 20. The movie is in Korean with English subtitles and will be offered in a special black and white version for several of the shows.
“Parasite” was directed by Bong Joon-ho. The plot follows the Park Family, the picture of aspirational wealth, as well as the Kims, who are rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together when the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families.
Among its numerous accolades, “Parasite” won four Oscars, including “Best Picture,” “Best Director,” “Best Original Screenplay” and “Best International Feature Film.” The movie made history as the first non-English language film to win “Best Picture.”
“Parasite” runs 132 minutes and is rated R. Admission is $8, $7 for students and military, and $6 for Capitol Friends.
Tickets are available at the door and in advance from the Capitol box office (315-337-6453) and online at www.romecapitol.com.
Show times are Friday and Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m., and Monday-Thursday at 7 p.m. The black and white version will be played for the Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday 7 shows.