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K-Cinema: Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (June 13) image

K-Cinema: Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (June 13)

Kick off the summer with a special K-Cinema outdoor screening in DC's Chinatown Park, in partnership with the DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs! 

After his unexpected death, firefighter Kim Ja-hong (Cha Tae-hyunis taken to the afterlife by three guardians, where reincarnation is possible only after passing seven trials to prove he lived a truly noble life. With their own fate on the line, dashing warrior-grim reaper Gang-rim (Ha Jung-woo) and his compatriots escort Ja-hong from one trial to the next, only to discover he is in fact nothing like what they imagined. 

Based on a wildly popular webcomic, Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds is a star-studded, action-packed fantasy epic about life, death, rebirth, and the unseen forces that guide us through all. Released in 2017 from director Kim Yong-hwa, it became one of the biggest Korean cinema hits in years. 

Director Kim Yong-hwa has always brought humanity and warm humor for audiences to enjoy. He’s also readying his first foray into Hollywood with the film Prodigal, by partnering with POW! Entertainment, cofounded by legendary comic book writer and Marvel Universe creator Stan Lee, and Luka Productions. He’s not only renowned as a master storyteller, but a proficient technician of filmmaking, who is able to freely use CG to his advantage. After four years off, Kim returned with this blockbuster based on a hit webcomic by Ju Ho-min. He poured over six years of his life into Along with the Gods, and has set himself up to the challenge of filming two parts back to back, which is a first in Korea. Based on traditional Korean beliefs in the afterlife, Kim created a world no one has ever seen before and keeps the audience entertained and moved by reinforcing universal themes.

For more information about the DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs and its regular programs, visit apia.dc.gov

WHAT: Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (신과 함께) 
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13 @ 8:00 p.m. (after dark) 
WHERE: Special location! Chinatown Park (6th and I St. NW, Washington, D.C.)