A group of Korean people dressed in black clothing. The people in the front of the group are crying (they appear the be women). The men in the back have serious expressions.

Asura: The City of Madness

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2 PM

Bold, bloody, and chock-full of riveting performances and thrilling action scenes (including a truly awesome car chase), Asura: The City of Madness was inspired by several corruption cases that have made headlines in Korea recently. When a prime piece of real estate in the fictional city of Annam comes on the market, the city’s corrupt mayor will stop at nothing to rake in profits, while a dogged detective tracks his every dirty deed. “Winningly over-the-top . . . what you’d get if you combined The Wire with a really good soap opera” (Simon Abrams, The Village Voice). (Dir.: Kim Sung-su, Korea 2016, 136 min., DCP, Korean with English subtitles)

  • Venue: Freer Gallery of Art
  • Event Location: Freer, Meyer Auditorium
  • Cost: Free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditorium doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show.