This weekend, NEON will present Bong Joon-ho’s six-time Oscar nominated film, Parasite, to audiences in a one of a kind experience on Sunday, January 26th at The Theater at the Ace Hotel. What makes this event so special is the that the film’s composer, Jung Jaeil will conduct the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra as they play the film’s score alongside a screening of the film!
Bong Joon-ho will introduce the film, which most recently earned a historic win at the SAG awards, becoming the first foreign language film to ever collect the Ensemble honor.
The film has been breaking records since it launched in May, most notably earning six Oscar nominations, three Golden Globe nominations and one win, and winning SAG Ensemble this past Sunday. The film also won the ACE Editing Award in addition to being nominated for PGA, WGA and DGA.
Parasite recently expanded to over 800 theaters bringing in an additional $2.2 million, bringing its US cumulative box office to over $28 million.
Information about the Live Score Event and ticketing information can be found HERE.
Parasite centers on the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.