2010.7.30 NOW PLAYINGThe Man from Nowhere (18)
Drama / 119 / Korean
Cha Tae-sik (played by Won Bin) has isolated himself from the world and leads a lonely life as a pawn shop owner. Rumor has it that he was in jail for a long time. But So-mi (Kim Se-ron), a little girl who lives nearby, doesn’t care about any of that. For So-mi, who lives with a single mother who works as a dancer at a club, Tae-sik’s pawn shop is the place where she finds comfort, and the two develop a friendship. One day, So-mi and her mother Hyo-jeong (Kim hyo-seo) are kidnapped by a drug trafficking ring for which Hyo-jeong has been working. When he finds out what’s happened, Tae-sik comes out of his shell to make a deal with the traffickers and save So-mi and her mom. What he discovers puts him in a race against time to save them.
Documentary / 84 / English
Disneynature, the studio that presented the record-breaking film Earth, brings Oceans to the big screen on Earth Day, 2010. Nearly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface is covered by water and Oceans boldly chronicles the mysteries that lie beneath. Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud dive deep into the very waters that sustain all of mankind-exploring the playful splendor and the harsh reality of the weird and wonderful creatures that live within. Featuring spectacular never-before-seen imagery captured by the latest underwater technologies, Oceans offers an unprecedented look beneath the sea in a powerful yet enchanting motion picture. (Disneynature)
Taking Woodstock (18)
Drama / 120 / English
Its 1969, and Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin), a down-on-his-luck interior designer in Greenwich Village, New York, has to move back upstate to help his parents run their dilapidated Catskills motel, The El Monaco. The bank’s about to foreclose, his father wants to burn the place down but hasn’t paid the insurance, and Elliot is still figuring how to come out to his parents.
When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers, thinking he could drum up some much-needed business for the motel. Three weeks later, half a million people are on their way to his neighbor’s farm in White Lake, NY, and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life, and American culture, forever. (Focus Features)