Film

MONSTER MAYHEM

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If you prefer a bit of cultural diversity with your dinner and a movie, head over to Socrates Sculpture Park for its annual outdoor international film festival accompanied by live music, dance, and food. Tonight, in conjunction with the Museum of the Moving Image and Partnership for Parks, the cinema series features the South Korean hit The Host. Directed by Bong Joon-ho (best known for his 2003 serial-killer flick, Memories of Murder), The Host (a/k/a The Monster) tells the tale of an ordinary family thrust into the middle of a national panic when a huge man-eating creature appears out of the Han River (the monster being a clever metaphor for America’s continued military presence on the peninsula, natch). A performance by the Song Hee Lee Dance Company precedes the screening, with Korean cuisine by Go Wasabi.

Wed., July 30, 7 p.m., 2008

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