“Okja is a miracle of imagination and technique, and ‘Okja’ insists, with abundant mischief and absolute sincerity, that she possesses a soul.” (NY Times)
Former JBFC artist-in-residence Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) has become one of the most in-demand filmmakers working today, his masterful “exuberance and skill” (NY Times) drawing comparisons to Spielberg. In his newest feature, Okja, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) and her “super piglet” companion have spent 10 idyllic years together in the South Korean countryside. The inseparable pair is torn apart when the Mirando Corporation, a multinational conglomerate led by image obsessed CEO, Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton), reclaims ownership of Okja. With her dearest friend’s life at stake, Mija embarks on a rescue mission, crossing paths with television personality Johnny Wilcox (Jake Gyllenhaal), animal rights activist Jay (Paul Dano), and others battling to control Okja’s fate. This touching yet bracing film, about the bond between girl and animal, forces us to confront uncomfortable truths behind the stories we tell ourselves about how our food makes its way to our plates. Join us for the rare opportunity to see Okja on the big screen.