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A Chinese Ghost Story (FREE SCREENING) - 18th Annual Hong Kong Film Festival

On Friday, July 19, 2013 at 7 pm The Smithsonian Freer|Sackler Galleries will present A Chinese Ghost Story, part of the 18th Annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival!

Cost: Free
Location: Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium

Based on a famous tale by Pu Songling, this supernatural fantasy stars Leslie Cheung as a traveling tax collector. While taking shelter in an abandoned temple, he meets and falls in love with a beautiful woman—who happens to be a ghost. Blending traditional Chinese legends with Hollywood-style horror, martial arts action, and a classic story of star-crossed lovers, this highly entertaining film “remains a vital showcase of our cinema’s madcap inventiveness. It’s like a sensual Evil Dead romance!” (Edmund Lee, Time Out Hong Kong). One of the Hong Kong Film Archives’ “100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies.” Print courtesy of the Hong Kong Film Archive, Leisure and Cultural Services Department. (Dir.: Ching Siu-tung, Hong Kong, 1987, 98 min., Cantonese with English and Chinese subtitles)

Watch the trailer.

http://www.asia.si.edu/events/films.asp?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D105496417

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  • Tunde

    Fun movie! ^_^

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone who will be attending tonight interested in meeting up beforehand for an early dinner and/or drinks?

    July 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      yeah i was wondering the same thing, fanny, would u like to meet under the chinatown arch around 6?

      July 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ah the trains are a mess! After being stuck for 15 minutes once decided to bail and just get food court food at the federal triangle then metro to Smithsonian stop right before 7

      July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will attend on sunday at 2:00PM.

    July 18, 2013

  • Evelyn

    Hi Members,
    This is Evelyn, Asst. Organizer, of the Chinese Language Meetup. We are happy to post and promote events that the group can enjoy, however, the Organizers cannot make every event the Freer Sackler has so we rely on the members to volunteer to gather the group afterwards if anyone is interested. If no one volunteers, then just show up and enjoy yourselves!

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do they ever show movies in mandarin?

    July 13, 2013

    • Smithsonian Freer and S.

      Yes - most recently, we showed "Emperor Visits the Hell" and "My Father's House" in May. Last year, we screened "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman," "The Wedding Banquet" and several other films in Mandarin. Check out http://www.asia.si.ed...­ for a full listing.

      July 18, 2013

  • karen

    would group be meeting anywhere, or just show up? is there an organizer?

    July 17, 2013

    • Smithsonian Freer and S.

      You are welcome to just show up - the movie is free, and shows in the Freer's Meyer Auditorium. Any staff member or volunteer can direct you the the Auditorium; the Independence Ave. entrance is closest.

      July 18, 2013

  • Monet S.

    Sounds fun, but can't make it this time.

    July 8, 2013

  • Jay

    倩女幽魂 - That's a classic.

    June 29, 2013

  • Evelyn

    Members,

    The Organizers can't make every event so we welcome any member who wants to volunteer to gather the group afterwards. Have fun!

    June 29, 2013

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