calendar close phone expand chevron-circle-right search external-link

Parasite

2 Hr. 17 Min.
R
2019
Screening format: DCP

BEST OF FEST!

Bong Joon Ho brings his singular skillset home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks give the Kims a way out of their shabby circumstances. But this new ecosystem is fragile, and soon enough greed and class prejudice threaten to upend the Kims’ newfound comfort.

 

"Let's just say it: the South Korean auteur Bong Joon Ho is some kind of genius and he tops himself with Parasite-it's explosive filmmaking on every level and one of the cinema high points of 2019 . You won't know what hit you."
- Rolling Stone
 
"A nerve-racking masterpiece whose spell lingers long after its haunting final image."
- Vulture
 
"Parasite is unquestionably one of the best films of the year."
- RogerEbert.com

Members-Only Screening: Top Secret

Join the MKE Film Community

The Oriental Theatre’s parent organization, Milwaukee Film, offers exclusive monthly screenings of festival-quality films, ticket and merchandise discounts, early access to film festival tickets, private event invites, and other fantastic perks to its members. As a member, you’ll be a part of a growing community of film fans who are passionate about sharing cinematic experiences and furthering film culture in the Milwaukee area. Milwaukee Film memberships are tax deductible and begin as low as $65/year.

Become a Milwaukee Film Member

Location

2230 North Farwell Avenue
on Milwaukee's East Side

Get Directions to the Oriental