Minari (GR Reads)


Wege Auditorium

1130 Wealthy St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Starts: 7:00PM
Doors: 6:00PM
Duration: 2

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture. Written/directed by Lee Isaac Chung.

Tickets are $3 with a valid GRPL library card! Buy tickets at the door or online. Presented by Grand Rapids Public Library & the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation. More info at: https://www.grpl.org/event/gr-reads-the-movies-minari/

Paired with the book Sigh, Gone, a memoir by Phuc Tron - now available on GRPL Shelves!

"For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong, Sigh, Gone shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature. In 1975, during the fall of Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrates to America along with his family. By sheer chance they land in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a small town where the Trans struggle to assimilate into their new life. Against the hairspray-and-synthesizer backdrop of the '80s, he finds solace and kinship in the wisdom of classic literature, and in the subculture of punk rock, he finds affirmation and echoes of his disaffection. In his journey for self-discovery Tran ultimately finds refuge and inspiration in the art that shapes--and ultimately saves--him" https://grpl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S158C47158213

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