5 Days of Misunderstanding
09.12.16 - 09.17.16
You know the saying "you only see as much as you know"?
I think you see more when you don't know. - HAHAHA (2010)
Things repeat themselves with differences I can't understand. - OKI'S MOVIE (2010)
Every night at 8pm this week we will watch one of South Korean director Hong Sang-soo's many films.
Hong's narratives are constructed with simple elements. Men and women talk and drink too much; they walk the streets together then alone; they see movies and attend lectures; they keep diaries and write letters. By arranging and rearranging these parts, Hong explores the multitude potential of of life's daily rountines in a vast number of arrangements.
The fascination with behavior, memory, and storytelling in the structure of these films creates comedies of courtship, buffoonery, inebriated awkwardness, misunderstanding and genuine tenderness.
DAY 1 (9.12)
TALE OF CINEMA
by Hong Sang-soo
2005, digital projection, 89 min
DAY 2 (9.13)
THE POWER OF KANGWON PROVINCE
by Hong Sang-soo
1998, digital projection, 110 min
DAY 3 (9.14)
THE DAY HE ARRIVES
2011, digital projection, 79 min
DAY 4 (9.15)
2010, digital projection, 80 min
DAY 5 (9.16)
NOBODY'S DAUGHTER HAEWON
2012, digital projection, 87 min
The ocean is divided into three zones based on the depth and light level. The human adult body is made up of 60% water. Approximately 60% of housing units in the US contain some lead paint. The Middle Passage trafficked an estimated 6 million Africans. Grandma says, get baptized. I can't swim or see God.
Sunlight - 09.23.16
Twilight - 09.30.16
Midnight - 10.09.16*
*Midnight will be hosted at F4F (2846 W 21st St, 4F) not filmfront. See our facebook page for the events' times and further updates.
F4F mission statement:
Welcome to our home. We affirm, we challenge, we are well fed. F4F is a dual dwelling alt-space. We cultivate a femme community, center blackness, and expand upon an understanding of what a domestic space can be. We are artists, writers, performers, educators and healers. We have deep desires to bridge a gap between the Chicago artist transplant community and those that have been here already. Our house rules are our ideals: we come together in a spirit of abundance and we aspire towards a sharing economy. Respect. Compassion. Empathy. This is purpose-filled work, what happens here is necessary.