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All In-Person Pratt Library Events Cancelled, Virtual Events Now Available

Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, all Pratt Library locations are closed out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our customers. We will continue to update this page with more information as the situation evolves.

Virtual events are now available online! Browse our virtual events and attend online workshops, writers’ groups, and more from the comfort of your own home.

Film Fridays with Tom & Gillian

Film Fridays with Tom and Gillian provides a virtual community space facilitated by Enoch Pratt librarians to gather and discuss chosen films. All the titles we are showing will be available from Kanopy,  which patrons can access using their Enoch Pratt library card. We will announce each week’s films the week before and patrons can tune in to the virtual meeting on Fridays at 2pm to engage in the discussion. 

For this week’s talk, we’ll discussing Park Chan-wook’s “Vengeance Trilogy.

While he may not have Parasite director Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar, Park Chan-wook is arguably South Korea’s most famous film director, known nationally and internationally for his 2002-2005 “Vengeance” trilogy — Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy and Lady Vengeance — films that helped bring Korean cinema to the world stage even as they established Park as a fearless investigator of the violence in people’s hearts. Quentin Tarantino counts him as one of his favorite filmmakers, and Spike Lee so admired Oldboy, Park’s international breakout hit, that he remade it in 2013. These three films give proof to Bong Joon-ho’s promise that, "Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films."  Click here to see the “Vengeance Trilogy” trailer.

  • SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE (2002)
    Unable to afford proper care for his sister (Doona Bae) dying from kidney failure, Ryu (Ha-kyun Shin) turns to the black market to sell his own organs, only to end up cheated of his life savings. His girlfriend urges Ryu to kidnap the daughter of wealthy industrialist Dong-jin (Kang-ho Song), who recently laid him off. Ryu agrees, but unforeseen tragedies turn an innocent con into a merciless quest for revenge.

  • OLDBOY (2003)
    Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-Shik) is an ordinary Seoul businessman with a wife and young daughter who, after a drunken night on the town, is locked up in a strange, private "prison" for 15 years. Then one day, Dae-su finds himself unexpectedly deposited on a grass-covered high-rise roof. He's determined to discover the mysterious enemy who had him locked up for all those years. While he's eating in a Japanese restaurant, his cell phone rings and a voice dares him to figure out why he was imprisoned...Winner of the Grand Prize of the Jury and Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2004.

  • LADY VENGEANCE (2005)
    After being wrongfully convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young child, a beautiful young woman (Lee Young-ae) is imprisoned for 13 years and forced to give up her own daughter. While in prison she gains the respect and loyalty of her fellow cellmates, all the while plotting her vendetta on the man responsible (Oldboy's Choi Min-Shik). Upon her release she sets in motion an elaborate plan of retribution, but what she discovers is a truth so horrifying, even revenge doesn't seem punishment enough. Winner of a Little Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. 

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Friday, May 22 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Event Type

Virtual Event

Age Group

Adults

Compass Category

Films at the Pratt

Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond - for Adults

Website

http://www.prattlibrary.org

Cost

Free

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