Hitchcock fans will recognize the British director's influence on Korean filmmaker Chan-wook Park's Old Boy, a fascinating, twisted tale about an ordinary businessman who is inexplicably captured, drugged and tortured for 15 years. One day, he's just as inexplicably released, given new clothes and some money. Bent on getting revenge for his years of imprisonment, he sets out to retaliate against his captors with the help of a friendly waitress. Themes of self-hatred, guilt and denial thread through the film, all leading up to a devastating ending. Nothing is as it seems in Old Boy, so expect several surprises. 8:30 p.m. Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer. For information, call 713-523-3669 or visit www.domystore.com. Free.
Fri., Feb. 19, 8:30 p.m., 2010