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Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 4:00 PM
The Cannes-winning director Thai Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Syndromes and a Century; Tropical Malady) returns with this enigmatic portrait of a hotel, a region and a countryside, in this half documentary, half fiction, all magical look at the “Mekong Hotel,” along the Thailand/Laos border. With Jennifer Phang’s new science-fiction short, Advantageous.
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General Admission General - $12.00
General Admission Student/Senior/Disabled - $11.00

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Mekong Hotel continues the unconventional experimentation and dreamlike artistry that has made Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Tropical Malady, Syndromes and a Century) an essential figure in world cinema. The Mekong Hotel near the Thailand/Laos border provides the setting; Tong (Sakda Kaewattana) and Phon (Maiyatan Techaparn) ponder life, death and love in one "existence," while Phon’s mother’s ghost haunts a room in another, occasionally even feasting on entrails. And in yet a third existence, the actor playing the ghost recounts her real-life memories of armed conflict in the region during the 1960s and 70s. Through it all, the Mekong River continues to float by, bloated by the floods of 2011. Merging documentary and fiction and the everyday and the supernatural, with onscreen characters shifting between their "otherworldly" and "real" selves, Mekong Hotel is an enigmatic, magical portrait of a hotel, a region and a nation.