Film Today’s first class is a look at the poetic, lightly non-linear HOTEL BY THE RIVER by South Korean master Hong Sang-Soo. An aging poet, Younghwan (Ki Joobong), summons his two estranged sons (Kwon Haehyo and Yu Junsang) to a solitary hotel beside the Han River because he feels his death is near. While waiting for them to arrive, he meets two women (Kim Minhee and Song Seonmi) out walking in the new-fallen snow and is struck by their angelic beauty. But the women have come to the hotel to do some healing of their own.
Students from any program are welcome to sit in on the screening. As this is the first class session, the screening will be preceded by syllabus overview for students enrolled in the class only. The screening should begin around 4:30 pm.