RL Series Vol. 5: 'Red Light Revolution' SF premiere w/mixer and giveaways!

  • October 27, 2012 · 1:30 PM
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Note: Doors open at 1:30 p.m.  Showtime is 2 p.m.  Running time is 91 minutes.  Admission is $8 in advance, payable at the time of RSVP, or $10 at the door (cash only).  Admission includes a ticket for a post-show raffle drawing and reception.

Faithful Cinephiles, we're back for the fifth edition of The Red Lantern Series, our exclusive showcase of the best in cutting-edge and old-school Asian cinema!

This time we present, in partnership with the International Movie Trailer Festival, the San Francisco premiere of "Red Light Revolution," a racy Beijing-set comedy (the debut feature by writer-director Sam Voutas of Australia and producer Melanie Ansley of Beijing) that's fresh off a five-continent festival run.

Just added!  Also on the program will be a couple shorts by San Francisco-based filmmakers James Z. Feng, whose "Fight Life" just won the Best Documentary Jury Award at Tulsa's United Film Festival, and Steven Michael Head.

In addition, we'll raffle off all sorts of movie-themed delights, including a Good Vibrations gift bag and erotic reads courtesy of Cleis Press, and cap off the festivities with a mixer -- all for the price of admission!

Synopsis: A former Beijing cab driver, out of work and living with his parents after his wife leaves him, opens an erotic goods store that becomes the unlikely pride of the neighborhood.

WARNING! Trailer is NSFW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qojxSWzJT6g

"Proving himself a fresh new voice in Asian cinema, director Sam Voutas offers a sex comedy salted with satirical comment on Chinese society." -- Patrick Peters, Empire

"If anyone still doubts that China is rising, look no further than this frothy descent into the cultural shallows." -- Rick Groen, The Globe and Mail

"This enterprising indie will be perceived as deriving pretty harmless fun from its 'dirty' subject, in a tenor thankfully more droll than broad." -- Dennis Harvey, Variety

Official selection of the Atlanta, Berkshire, Calgary, CinemAsia (Amsterdam), Cinequest (San Jose), Cleveland, Comedy Cluj (Romania), Friars Club, Hong Kong Independent, Kansas, Kenya, Los Angeles Asian Pacific, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Tallgrass (Kansas), Tallinn Black Nights (Estonia), Temecula Valley and Terracotta Far East (UK) film festivals


  • People's Choice Award, Singapore International Film Festival
  • Audience Award, Terracotta Far East Film Festival
  • Special Jury Award, International Movie Trailer Festival
  • Jury Award for Best International Feature, Friars Club Comedy Film Festival

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great Meetup screening event that Alby organized & put together. I especially appreciated that he showed a couple of shorts made by Meetup members. I hope that there'll be more screening events like this one in the future.

    November 1, 2012

  • al9000

    a light hearted fish outta water comedy on pedaling the XXX stuff in the motherland. good performance by the main character, nicely shot in the Beijing hood, and a few laughs and smirks but, the repeated laughs/gags got tired fast for me and the more it went on the more the support'n cast got all cartoon stoopid. if u wanna feel coodled and not feel dirty bout watch'n a sexy comedy watch this but, if u wants the real dealio & major LOLs check Vulgaria. the sex books i mean um literature giveaways were coo & thx for organizing alby & judy.

    October 28, 2012

  • Adan

    The theater was a very nice location and while I thought the world missed out on a great movie judging by the size of the audience I enjoyed the movie so much I forgot all about the world outside the theater.

    October 28, 2012

  • Alby

    A little dynamo of a movie: a strong script and cast, warm photography, tight editing and an overall sweet take on an eyebrow-raising subject. And the rest of the program wasn't bad either!

    October 27, 2012

  • Alby

    Olivia: It's in downtown SF -- take BART to Montgomery Station.

    October 27, 2012

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