MS. PURPLE

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 2 Sat, Sep 18 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou After Hours
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:87 minutes
Director:Justin Chon
Year Released:2019
Production Country:USA
Language:English

Description

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Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's After Hours program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

"Each layer is so beautifully, subtly explored, you can get lost in the characters' emotions or just be swept away by Ante Cheng's cinematography, which graciously soaks in the street and neons light of Los Angeles."—Monica Castillo, TheWrap

"It's often the moments in between Chon's loudest notes that make the best impression in Ms. Purple, a striking character study on the responsibilities of family, and the importance of sticking around."—Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

In the dark karaoke rooms of Los Angeles’s Koreatown, Kasie works as a doumi girl, a young hostess paid to cater to rich businessmen. As she struggles to hide her troubles through soju-and-MDMA-fueled nights, her mind is focused on one thing: earning enough tips to continue providing for her bedridden father. When her father’s caretaker unexpectedly quits, Kasie seeks help from her estranged brother, and the siblings are forced to reconnect and reconcile their years long separation.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in or to participate in this program, please contact the Bijou Film Board in advance (@bijoufilm on Facebook or at (319) 335-3041).