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Date & Time
April 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Free; no reservations required
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

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. In keeping with the university’s directives, we are cancelling public events at the Rubenstein Arts Center through April 20. More information.

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

— Filmmaker Gina Kim in attendance

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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