The IMA calls it the second movie in a three week series presented by the Asian Art Society. I call it the unofficial continuation of the Winter Nights "visual feast" series. The big-R Romantic drama IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE is possibly the most all-out gorgeous movie by Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-Wai, a director unsurpassed in visual artistry. Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung, two of the great stars of Hong Kong cinema, play a reluctant couple drawn together by the adulterous affair between their respective spouses. The period fashions and music of the 1960s setting contribute to the effect.
The movie starts at 7 in the Toby theater. We'll meet for dinner at 6 in the museum's Nourish Cafe (off the main lobby next to the gift shop; we generally grab one of the big tables in the middle). If you can't make it before showtime, look for us in the Toby lobby after the movie as we gather for some good post-movie discussion.
TICKETS AND PARKING: The IMA is located at the northwest corner of 38th St and Michigan Rd on the near west side. Tickets are $9/ $5 for IMA members and can be purchased, at the museum or online, in advance or on the evening of. Paid parking is available in the main surface lot and the garage for $5/ free for IMA members. There's free parking in the smaller lots located by the Michigan Rd entrance.