May 31, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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With The Grandmasters getting its stateside theatrical release later this year (hopefully it'll reach Worcester), I thought this would be a good time to revisit an earlier film by the same director, Wong Kar Wai; one of our all time favorites, Chungking Express (1994).
Wong Kar Wai is internationally renowned as a filmmaker that helped put Hong Kong on the map in terms of art-house cinema. Also in his filmography is In the Mood for Love, which tied for #24 in the 2012 Sight & Sound Critic's poll for best film of all time (only one of two films from the 2000s to make the top 50).
Shot in a highly stylized form of guerrilla filmmaking, Chungking Express tells the two stories of cops jilted by ex-lovers while addressing themes of loneliness (even in a bustling city like Hong Kong), longing, and moving on.
Links: IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Criterion Collection (DVD/Blu-ray publisher, there's a trailer on this)
We'll meet at 7:30pm and give folks time to chit-chat and settle in, and we'll start the film at 8:00pm.
All the usual guidelines for food, RSVPs, no-shows, etc. at home events apply. Let me know if you have any questions that aren't covered there.
Note: Home releases of this film are currently out of print in the US. I own the Blu-ray, which we'll be using for this event.