[CANCELED] Never Forever (2007, 35mm print) | Gina Kim in attendance

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
never forever still
In order to minimize health and safety risks from COVID-19 to our patrons, the larger community, and Duke students, faculty, and staff, Duke University has adopted new policies on spring semester classes, residential life, travel, events, and campus visitors. (Find this update and the latest information on Duke’s Coronavirus response website.)
In keeping with the university’s directives, all public events at the Rubenstein Arts Center between March 10 and April 20, 2020 are CANCELED, including this event and all remaining Screen/Society screenings for the Spring 2020 semester.

(Check back in late summer on the Screen/Society website to see which canceled screenings will be rescheduled in the Fall 2020 semester.)

This screening was to have been part of The Embodied Cinema of Gina Kim, a series of screenings and events at Duke University with visiting filmmaker Gina Kim, April 14-17, 2020.
The whole series is being post-poned and will hopefully be rescheduled in the Fall 2020 semester.

Never Forever
(Gina Kim, 2007, 104 min, USA/S. Korea, Color, 35mm)

-- Filmmaker Gina Kim in attendance [NOW CANCELED - TO BE RESCHEDULED]

Sophie seems to have an idyllic life; she's the perfect Caucasian housewife for Andrew, her successful Asian-American husband. Their relationship is put to the test, however when she can't conceive a child. To save her marriage, Sophie initiates a bold and clandestine venture with Jihah, an illegal immigrant from Korea. Sophie soon finds this new arrangement spiraling into a situation that may actually destroy what it was meant to liberate.

"Kim’s highly sensitive camera turns the film into a chamber-piece of hushed eroticism and surprising narrative grip." — Justin Chang, Variety

"Gina Kim arranges every shot with calculating eye, building a step-by-step urgency. Her story is rich and her filmmaking lean and precise." — Sundance Film Festival, John Cooper

Sponsored by the Asian American & Diaspora Studies Program (AADS), Franklin Humanities Institute: World Arts Series, Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), and the English Department.

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