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Cinema screens South Korean film ‘Parasite,’ nominated for six Oscars

Posted 2/6/20

Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the acclaimed South Korean black comedy “Parasite” from Friday, Feb. 7-Thursday, Feb. 13. There will be show times offered in both full color and …

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Cinema screens South Korean film ‘Parasite,’ nominated for six Oscars

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Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the acclaimed South Korean black comedy “Parasite” from Friday, Feb. 7-Thursday, Feb. 13. There will be show times offered in both full color and black and white. All show times will be in Korean with English subtitles.

“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.

The Detriot News writes “It’s a fitting movie for our times, and Joon-ho delivers with uncompromising clarity and vision.” Filmweek writes “This is the best movie of the year... A tonal marvel.”

“Parasite” received numerous accolades, with six nominations at the 92Nd Academy Awards, including “Best Picture,” “Best Director” and “Best International Feature Film.” At the 77Th Golden Globe Awards, it won the award for “Best Foreign Language Film.” The movie has a 99 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

“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 at 4 and 7 p.m., Saturday at 1, 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 Friday, Monday, and Wednesday 7 shows.

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