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April 24 - April 30, 2020


(Dir. Jong Ougie Pak, 2019)







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*From April 24-30, Sunrise/Sunset will be available to stream or buy via Grasshopper Film. Acropolis Cinema will receive 50% of all revenue.

After  failing his university entrance exams for the third year in a row, Min  Suk, a directionless twenty-something Korean man, travels to New York to  visit his long-distance girlfriend Yeon Jae. Over the course of a  rollercoaster week, he experiences both the thrill of losing himself in a  new city and the bitter realization that his relationship is gradually  imploding. A romantic, outsider’s view of New York shot in elegiac black  and white, Sunrise/Sunset perfectly captures the wonder and disorientation that comes with being a stranger adrift in a strange land.

Captures the beauty and loneliness of New York City in gorgeous black-and-white photography.

- Dan Schoenbrun, Filmmaker Magazine

[Sunrise/Sunset]  feels of a piece with the movies that gaze on New York as a foreign  metropolis, with an exoticizing remove and a feeling of being lost in  translation.
- Mark Asch, The Film Stage

Evoking the naivety of Mia Hansen Love’s Goodbye First Love and Eric Rohmer’s freewheeling A Summer’s Tale before that, Sunrise/Sunset is a 47-minute bittersweet romantic escapade worth taking.

- Matt Delman, Hammer to Nail

Affecting  in its portrayal of the in-limbo phase of a young person’s life... The  uncertainty of youth, the black-and-white cinematography of the city,  and the use of classical music may call to mind Frances Ha, though the cultural concerns are miles apart.

- Kristen Yoonsoo Kim, Artforum

(Available to download after screening date)

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