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October 14-28 at the Trylon

Against the frenetic activity of life in an increasingly hyperconnected and networked global society, slow cinema captures the resignation and exhaustion felt by those in the peripheries of the globe for whom modernity is experienced as a detrimental slowness. Particularly in recent years, the genre has been deployed to draw attention to the lived experience of the alienated, the oppressed, the persecuted, the unemployed, the suffering. This fall, the Moving Image, Media, and Sound Studies Graduate Group at the University of Minnesota collaborates with the Trylon Cinema to bring you three features from outside of the Western cinematic canon that contemplate the transnational quality of modernity and modernization.

The Trylon will be operating at 2/3rd capacity for this series. Tickets are free, but we recommend you reserve them online. You are required to show proof of vaccination (vaccine card + government issued-ID that confirms the name listed on the vaccination card) for entry. Concessions will not be offered, for the safety of all patrons!

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Upcoming Films in this Series

Thu, October 21


(2020, DCP, 127m) dir Ming-liang Tsai w/Kang-sheng Lee, Anong Houngheuangsy. For his first feature film in seven years, Tsai Ming-liang continues his collaboration with Lee Kang-sheng, the actor who had starred in every one of his ten previous films, including Stray Dogs (2013), which Tsai had initially declared his final feature. Instead of repeating that film’s devastating finality, Days plays largely like a leisurely documentary, with Lee’s character, Hsiao Kang, getting treatment for the chronic neck pain that had initially plagued both the actor…

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Thu, October 28


(1998, DCP, 111m) dir Sang-soo Hong w/Jong-hak Baek, Yun-hong Oh, Yu-seok Kim. The Power of Kangwon Province (1998) is Hong Sang-soo’s second feature in a twenty-five-year and twenty-three-film career. There are many similarities across these films, including tourist travel, directionless dialogue, binge drinking, bad sex, and dry humor. The content of the plot is always less significant than the elliptical narrative structure through which it is told. The center of Hong’s practice is repetition. In his better works, including Kangwon, repetition…

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Past Films in this Series

Starts Thu, October 14


(2010, HD, 114m) dir Apichatpong Weerasethakul w/Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) follows the life of Boonmee, who is near the final stages of kidney failure. Boonmee returns to his hometown in the Northeast of Thailand for his recovery but has to encounter his past and what he’s convinced of as the reasons for his illness instead. On the one hand, the film’s ambiguous treatment of memories is intertwined with the…

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