Wednesday, August 5, 2009

End of Summer Shows

Hello KASA!

Anyone going to be around Boston later this month?
Check out these two shows and let us know if you're interested in attending!

1) Free THIRST pre-screening

THIRST is a Focus Features Korean film directed by Park Chan-Wook. The film has already been a big hit in Korea and won multiple awards at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is scheduled to be released on August 21, but we have received a special offer to attend a pre-screening on the 20th at the Kendall Cinema in Cambridge. If any of you are interested, please directly contact Kelly at Focus Features - her email address is and her phone number is 508-523-8695. Please include your mailing address. You will receive a pass that admits TWO people and it will be limited for one pass per person. If anyone is interested in attending this pre-screening as a group, please email directly back to the KASA account. For the synposis, please read below and check out the website!

Synopsis: A priest becomes a vampire…another man’s wife is coveted…a deadly seduction triggers murder. THIRST is the new film from director Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). Already a box office smash in Korea, THIRST was honored with the Prix du Jury [Jury Prize] at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival.

Continuing his explorations of human existence in extreme circumstances, the director spins a tale that he conceived and then developed over several years with co-screenwriter Chung

Sang-hyun (played by top Korean star Song Kang-ho, of The Host) is a priest who cherishes life; so much so, that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun lives – but now exists as a vampire. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, Sang-hyun’s faith is further strained when a childhood friend’s wife, Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), comes to him asking for his help in escaping her life. Sang-hyun soon plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with the Seven Deadly Sins.

2) After the Quake

Company One's (a local Boston theatre company) current show is After the Quake which is an adaption of a few short stories by the award-winning writer Haruki Murakami. It is a beautiful production that will be showing until August 15th and there are student discounts available! If anyone is interested in attending this show, please let us know and we will set up a group to go together. Student tickets are $15 with and ID, but if we get a group together, we may receive a group discount. For the synposis, please read below and also check out Company One's website.

Synposis: Writer Haruki Murakami, author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore, is one of the most acclaimed writers of our time, winning a Yomiuri Award, Japan’s equivalent of the Pulitzer. Frank Galati, Tony Award–winning director and adaptor has fashioned an enchanting and deeply moving play out of two of Murakami’s short stories. AFTER THE QUAKE is a gentle tale of life in the wake of earth-shaking disaster. A timid man woos an old flame, enchanting her anxious daughter with whimsical bedtime stories of a six foot frog’s fight to save Tokyo. Company One invites you to experience a testament to healing and hope in an increasingly vulnerable world with what promises to be a beautiful and mesmerizing evening of theatre.

Again, if anyone is interested in attending either show as a group, please let us know! We'd love to set something up. :)


1 comment:

  1. the thirst movie has been getting alot of press! i saw a feature in Entertainment on the movie and the line for the NYC one was out of controlllllll