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A Better Tomorrow (FREE SCREENING) - 18th Annual Hong Kong Film Festival

On Friday, July 12, 2013 at 7 pm The Smithsonian Freer|Sackler Galleries will present A Better Tomorrow, part of the 18th Annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival!



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

Watch the trailer

“The defining urban thriller of 80s Hong Kong cinema” (Chuck Stephens, Sex and Zen & A Bullet in the Head), A Better Tomorrow confirmed director John Woo’s place as both a master and an innovator. Enriching familiar genre tropes with stylish camerawork, wrenching melodrama, and the balletic action scenes (including its famous restaurant shootout) that are his forte, Woo established the template for the Hong Kong action movies that would later take the world by storm. The film features Leslie Cheung as a cop torn between duty and familial obligation to his gangster brother. As a counterpoint to Cheung’s soulful performance, Chow Yun-fat’s charismatic turn as a swaggering, trench-coated assassin helped turn him into an international icon. 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.: John Woo, Hong Kong, 1986, 95 min., Cantonese with English and Chinese subtitles)

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  • Evelyn

    Dajia Hao,
    The Chinese Language Meetup Organizers can't make every event but Smithsonian Freer Sackler Museum invites our group and the general public. If any of our members who will be attending this event would like to gather the group, that would be great! Let me know so we can post your info.

    July 12, 2013

  • Luke J.

    My first event too. I'm in like the very back of the theatre.

    July 12, 2013

  • Dan

    Are we meeting at the front entrance to the freer or sackler?

    July 12, 2013

  • bryan

    I'm really sorry, but I have to cancel at the last minute. Looking forward to the provinces of China meetup.

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    my number is[masked] if anyone could contact me too that would be awesome

    July 12, 2013

  • Evelyn

    If you want to volunteer to gather the Chinese Language Meetup members afterwards, just jump in and volunteer. Have fun!

    July 2, 2013

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