FULL SERIES Hong Kong Summer


Pickford Film Center Mon, Jun 13 6:30 PM


Series description by curator, Sean Gilman
"Hong Kong cinema blossomed in the 1960s and 70s with bright colorful musicals and astoundingly acrobatic martial arts spectacles. It reached international prominence in the 80s and early 90s with audacious and anarchic experiments in genre film form: lush romances, hyper-kinetic thrillers, mind-bending comedies. But by 1997, when the former British colony was handed over to Mainland Chinese control, many of Hong Kong's brightest stars and directors had left for Hollywood. This is a series about what happened after they left, about the filmmakers who stayed behind and how they navigated their new world in-between East and West." 

Films in the series
June 13: Kung Fu Hustle (Stephen Chow); Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee)
July 11: Election; Election 2 (Johnnie To)
August 8: Made in Hong Kong (Fruit Chan)

Ticketing options
-A series pass for all films
-Double feature packages (June 13, July 11)
-Individual tickets for each film