In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8), our monthly movie night on March 18 will feature a film that focuses on queer women: The Handmaiden. This event is FREE for LGBTQ Asian cis & trans men, cis & trans women, and nonbinary folks.
6:00pm – Doors open for arrivals
6:30pm – Movie start time
**Bring your own snacks, dinner, food. We will have water and tea available. You can leave right after the movie or stay and hang out as we process and discuss the movie together.
*CONTENT WARNING: gratuitous gender based violence, gang rape, domestic violence 🙁
The Handmaiden (2016, South Korea, 2hr 47 min)
Watch the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whldChqCsYk
From PARK Chan-wook, the celebrated director of OLDBOY, LADY VENGEANCE and STOKER, comes a ravishing new crime drama. PARK presents a gripping and sensual tale of two women – a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of a large inheritance. Inspired by the novel Fingersmith by British author Sarah Waters, THE HANDMAIDEN borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with PARK Chan-wook’s singular vision to create an unforgettable viewing experience.