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Film News: Asian Pop-Up Cinema Presents Zombie Thriller ‘Train to Busan’ on Apr. 19, 2017

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CHICAGO – The fourth season of Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema series continues with a screening of the popular South Korean film “Train to Busan,” on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, at the AMC River East Theatre in downtown Chicago. “Busan,” directed by Yeon Sang-Ho, broke box office records in major Asian cities when it was first released last year. For complete details and to purchase tickets, click here.

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‘Train to Busan,’ Directed by Yeon Sang-Ho, Presented by Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema Series
Photo credit: AsianPopUpCinema.org

Yes, this is a Zombie movie, but the pacing and thrills define the genre and give it new “life.” When a viral outbreak revive the living dead, “Train to Busan” follows the passengers on the title vehicle as they fight their way through the horde to the destination. It’s rumored that the southern resort city of Busan have managed to fight off the zombie attacks… or so everyone hopes. Film critic Mark Kermode of London’s Observer writes… “Yeon Sang-ho’s breathless cinematic bullet train boasts frantic physical action, sharp social satire and ripe sentimental melodrama designed to reach into your ribcage and rip out your bleeding heart.”

The Asian Pop-Up Cinema series – founded by Chicago film program veteran Sophia Wong Boccio – is a revolving showcase of diverse Asian films, with China, Hong Kong, Inner Mongolia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Tibet and Vietnam all represented for the 2017 Spring Season, in films with English subtitles. Screenings occur at the AMC River East 21 in downtown Chicago, the Wilmette Theatre in Wilmette, Illinois, and various locations (including free screenings). For a full schedule and location guide to the 2017 Spring Season, click here.

Season Four of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema series presents “Train to Busan” on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 (7pm), at AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street, Chicago. For more general information on the Asian Pop-Up Cinema series click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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