VES Members in the Washington DC Area are Invited to Attend a Reception Followed by a Special Screening and Discussion of OKJA
(Please give your full name and the full name of your guest)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street NW, Washington, DC
From director Bong Joon Ho, Okja follows Mija (An Seo Hyun), a young girl who has spent 10 years as caretaker and constant companion to Okja—a massive animal and an even bigger friend—at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image-obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja…while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.