Part of the Korean Film Festival DC 2017.
An audience favorite at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the New York Asian Film Festival, Jung Yoon-suk’s appropriately irreverent documentary follows the anarchic exploits of the Bamseom Pirates, a politically outspoken, gleefully nonconformist two-man punk band. Performing mainly at street protests and political rallies, their satirical antics, which include blasting through one hundred songs in ten minutes in their first gig and titling one of their songs “All Hail Kim Jong-il,” take aim at the absurdities, inequality, and corruption of South Korean society. But they learn just how far they can go when their manager is arrested for posting allegedly pro-North Korean tweets. (Dir.: Jung Yoon-suk, Korea, 2017, 120 min., DCP, Korean with English subtitles)