Film News: Zombies for Opening Night of 9th Asian Pop-Up Cinema Series, Sept. 10, 2019

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CHICAGO – Its Opening Night for Season Nine of Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC), and the first film is a hilarious horror satire. South Korea’s “The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale” has its Chicago Premiere on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019, at AMC River East 21 in downtown Chicago. Director Lee Min-Jae will appear on behalf of the film. For more details and tickets, click here.

Human Bio, the largest pharmaceutical company in Korea, conducts illegal experiments on humans. One test goes wrong, and results in the creation of a twentysomething zombie. The creature escapes, and encounters an odd family named Park in a remote countryside. When their father is bitten, they discover that one of the symptoms is a fountain of youth. This leads to profiting off the zombie’s bite, and repercussions for those who take advantage of it. Meanwhile, the youngest Park daughter has a crush on “Jongbie” (as she nicknames him), and is the only one that really protects him.

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APUC Opening Night of Season Nine is ‘The Odd Family: Zombie for Sale’ from South Korea
Photo credit: AsianPopUpCinema.org

This Chicago Premiere will be part of the program-packed Season Nine of APUC, as their new format (multiple films per week) highlights a different Asian country or theme every week. The second South Korean film this week, will be “Juror 8,” on Thursday, September 12th, 2019, at the AMC River East 21, with an appearance by director Hong Seung-Wan. For more details and tickets, click here.

APUC is facilitated by founder and veteran film programmer Sophia Wong Bocchio, and Season Nine features films from South Korea, China, Japan, Thailand, the Phillippines, and Hong Kong, among others. The films mainly screen at Chicago’s AMC River East 21, with various other locations throughout the season (click link below at the end of the article for more details).

Season Nine Opening Night of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema screens “The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale” on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 (7pm), at the AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street, Chicago. Director Lee-Min Jae will make an appearance on behalf of the film, moderated by Korean film critic Darcy Paquet. For a complete overview on Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2019 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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