PM @ The TM: Creature Feature
Thursday, July 26, 6:30-10 PM
Movie begins at sunset - The Host (2006 - Rated R)
$15 (includes one complimentary drink, TM Members receive an additional ticket)
Summer is blockbuster season—and who doesn’t love a good monster movie? In keeping with the theme of the current exhibition Dragons, Nagas, and Creatures of the Deep, The Textile Museum is screening The Host. This contemporary Korean film begins with a chemical dump in the Han River, which grows a hideous water monster that terrorizes Seoul. It is up to a humble snack-shop family to save their daughter and the city—but how will they do it? Chills, comic-relief, and sleek special effects make this a monster flick that can be enjoyed by all.
Come before sunset to enjoy drinks, music, and the chance to “meet” the good-willed dragons on view in the galleries. Bring your own snacks, or purchase steamed buns by People’s Bao. Visitors to this PM @ The TM will also be able to visit and interact with a panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, on view for just one week (July 21-27).
Promotional partners: The Pink Line Project and Washington Film Institute. This event is made possible in part by a grant from Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2D. Rain date: August 2.
About the movie:
The Host (Gwoemul), 2006
Directed by Joon-ho Bong
Rated R, 119 min.
In February 2000, the American military base of Yongson releases toxic chemicals in the drain to the Han River under the direct order of an arrogant coroner. Six years later, a mutant squid monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people.
Watch a preview on YouTube
The Fine Print: No outside alcoholic beverages permitted. Must be 21+ to purchase alcoholic beverages. Food vendors may not be able to accept credit cards, so cash is encouraged.The rain date for this event is August 2 - those who buy their tickets in advance will be notified via email, others should check the website for details and updates.