37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024


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Alan S. Kim, Steven Yeun Director Lee Isaac Chung Credit: Melissa Lukenbaugh/A24

Minari, which stars Yuh-jung Youn, who captured Best Actress in a Supporting Role honors at the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday evening, is a tender and sweeping story about what roots us. The film follows a Korean-American family that moves to an 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 that instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. The A24 film is written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung, and the cast also includes Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Scott Haze, and Will Patton.

To meet local and state guidelines, there will be a greatly reduced capacity in place for this event. For more information on The Paramount’s reopening plan and safety guidelines, visit theparamount.net/covid-reopening. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, April 28 at theparamount.net and in person at The Paramount’s box office, open Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Minari will be presented with open captions.

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Thursday, May 13


7:00 PM


Downtown Mall : The Paramount Theater

Film Info

Director: Lee Isaac Chung

Runtime: 115 minutes.

Country: USA

Language: Korean, English

Accessibility: Open Captions

Featuring: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Scott Haze, Yuh-Jung Youn, Will Patton