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Film News: Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema Presents Midwest Premiere of ‘Split’ on Nov. 1, 2017

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CHICAGO – The Fall Season Five continues for the Asian Pop-Up Cinema series in Chicago as they roll down the alley for “Split,” Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, at the AMC River East 21 Theatre. This South Korean bowling comedy is directed by Choi Kook-hee. Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com will make an appearance as “the bowler,” with Ron Falzone of Columbia College moderating. For complete details and to purchase tickets, click here.

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‘Split,’ Directed by Choi Kook-hee, Presented by Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema Series
Photo credit: AsianPopUpCinema.org

Cheoi-Jong (Yoo Ji-Tae) was once a legendary professional bowler, but a devastating accident ends his promising career. Now, he feebly bowls in underground matches organized by Hee-jin (Lee-Jung Hyun), an owner of a bowling alley deep in debt. Fortune alludes both men, despite their high-stakes betting, until they discover an autistic-savant named Yung-Hoon (David Lee). His bizarre zen-like method of bowling makes him the most indomitable adversary that the “Sport of Kings” has ever seen. The Korea Joon Gang Daily said, “‘Split’ bowls its way into hearts.”

The Asian Pop-Up Cinema series – founded by Chicago film program veteran Sophia Wong Boccio – is a revolving showcase of diverse Asian films, with Hong Kong, China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korean, the Phillippines and Thailand all represented for the 2017 Fall Season, in films with English subtitles. Screenings occur at the AMC River East 21 in downtown Chicago, the Wilmette Theater in Wilmette, Illinois, and various locations for special free screenings (link to details below).

Season Five of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema series continues with the Midwest premiere of “Split” on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 (7pm) at the AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois, Chicago. For the complete schedule of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema series for Season Five, 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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