EDEN Is Screening at Film Forum Through April 2, With Discount
Film Forum is premiering EDEN on March 20 for a two-week engagement through April 2. Screenings are daily at 1, 3:15, 6, 8 and 10 pm. EDEN is a female-directed drama based on a true story of sex trafficking in America.
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Box Office: 212-727-8110
NYWIFT members receive the $7 discounted ticket price (regular price $12.50). Show your NYWIFT member card at the box office to get the discount. (You can download and/or print your card from nywift.org. Sign in to the Members section of site, and under Membership, select "Print Member Card: Open as PDF, or Open on Web.")
Discount is good for Monday-Friday shows only. Tickets can only be bought in-person and day-of.
Synopsis: Jamie Chung stars in this searing contemporary drama, based on the true story of a Korean-American teenager who is kidnapped from a bar in New Mexico and transformed into a sex slave in Las Vegas by a band of ruthless international thugs. Beau Bridges plays an avuncular federal marshal, who in actuality is one of the operation’s masterminds, while Matt O’Leary is equally repellent as his wildly erratic, drug-addled right-hand man. But it’s Chung who breathes life into a story that could have been reduced to violent, even pornographic sensationalism, if not told so compassionately from the victim’s point of view. Human trafficking is a $32 billion-a-year business, perpetrated throughout the world. EDEN gives a thoughtful, but gut-wrenching perspective on how these crimes are committed in America, sometimes within plain sight.
EDEN (2012, 98 mins.) Directed by Megan Griffiths. Screenwriters: Richard B. Phillips, Megan Griffiths. Based on a true story by Chong Kim. Producers: Colin Harper Plank, Jacob Mosler. Director of Photography: Sean Porter. With: Jamie Chung (Eden), Beau Bridges (Bob Gault), Matt O’Leary (Vaughan). USA. A Phase 4 Films Release.
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Mar. 24, 2013