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Baltimore Korean Movie Series: Joint Security Area (JSA)

The Baltimore Korean Movie Series rolls on with another modern classic of Korean cinema, Joint Security Area (JSA), as the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. continues its regional outreach by presenting a free series of milestone films at Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland in partnership with the Maryland Film Festival.

Set in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, JSA’s tense story hinges on a fatal shootout that leaves two North Korean soldiers dead, a South Korean soldier confessing, and a deadly mystery threatening to shatter the uneasy truce between the two Koreas. As the investigation by Swiss Army Major Sophie E. Jean intensifies in the aftermath, a web of secrets and human drama of the highest order unfolds. 

This 2000 mystery thriller from acclaimed director Park Chan-wook, starring Lee Young-ae, Lee Byung-hun, and Song Kang-ho, was based on the novel DMZ by Park Sang-yeon. It became was one of the first major films to establish the modern aesthetic and quality screenwriting of the new millennium Korean New Wave, focusing on intimate character growth and emotional narratives interwoven with dramatic and visceral violence. The film was the highest-grossing film in Korean film history at the time, and won Best Film at the 2000 Blue Dragon Film Awards and the 2001 Grand Bell Awards.

Light Korean appetizers will be provided at 6:30 p.m. before the film!

This film is unrated. For mature audiences. 110 minutes. In Korean with English subtitles.

UPDATE: Our apologies for the change, but the screening has been moved to WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, not Thursday! If you have RSVPed already, no need to do so again.

Joint Security Area 
공동경비구역 JSA
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 17 @ 7 p.m. UPDATED
WHERE: Parkway Theatre (5 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201)
HOW: Free RSVP required below.