Johnnie To’s SPARROW is a love letter to Hong Kong with intricately choreographed scenes and a 60’s Euro-cool soundtrack full of marimba glissandos and sparkling jazz pianos. SPARROW opens a the 4 Star Theatre on December 25th.
BABY, directed by Juwan Chung and the Official Selection during the 25th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, will be screening for one week starting December 12, 2008 at 4 Star Movie Theatre. Often described as the Asian American BOYZ N THE HOOD, Baby is a startling slice of urban gangland life quite any Asian American film to date.
The Pacific Film Archive presents I LOVE BEIJING: THE FILMS OF NING YING. Ning Ying is an artist in residence at PFA this fall, appearing in person to discuss her films and offering a master class on October 27. This series is presented in conjunction with the BAM exhibition Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection.
As part of the MVFF focus series, CAAM is pleased to co-present FOCUS ASIA at the 2008 Mill Valley Film Festival. MVFF will present a number of award-winning new Asian narrative and documentary films, including the CAAM-funded THE BETRAYAL (NERAKOUN), directed by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasaveth
Pacific Film Archive presents UNKNOWN PLEASURES: The Films of Jia Zhangke. Viewers wishing to understand China’s vast changes during the last decade, those seeking arguably the most important, critically acclaimed director of our era, should start in one place: the films of Jia Zhangke. UNKNOWN PLEASURES film series screens from September 12 – October 17, 2008 at the Pacific Film Archive.
HOLLYWOOD CHINESE starts in Manhattan on May 2 at Quad Cinema. Chat with Tony Award-winning playwright and HOLLYWOOD CHINESE cast member David Henry Hwang in person for post-screening Q & A, May 4, Sunday, 2:50pm screening only. Limited seating, advance tickets advised!