Acropolis Cinema: Napalm
Napalm (Dir. Claude Lanzmann, 2017)
Date: September 24, 2018
Location: Downtown Independent
Address: 251 S. Main St, Los Angeles, CA. 90012
Los Angeles premiere!
A tribute to Claude Lanzmann, co-presented by Los Angeles Filmforum.
Napalm is the story of the breathtaking and brief encounter, in 1958, between a French member of the first Western European delegation officially invited to North Korea after the devastating Korean war (4 million civilians killed) and a nurse working for the Korean Red Cross hospital, in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. Nurse Kim Kun Sun and the French delegate had only one word in common, that both could understand: Napalm, hence the title. Claude Lanzmann returned to Korea without the permission to film and each take represents an extraordinary victory over the permanent control of the regimes political police, who discovered the real reasons for his return, sixty years later, to the peninsula of this extreme North. (uniFrance)
Downtown Independent (View)
251 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012