The exhibition is inspired by the Bay Area’s significant role in the development of modern transoceanic trade and the Chinese Culture Center’s unique site between San Francisco’s Financial District and Chinatown. (Exhibition dates: June 8 - August 8, 2017)
The first independent Hong Kong film made after the 1997 British handover to China, this “intoxicating drama about teenage alienation” (Tom Dawson, BBC) depicts a rarely seen view of the city.
Famed for its bloody final fight scene, gritty performances, and the armloads of prizes it won at the Hong Kong Film Awards, Beast Cops is credited with breathing new life into the cops versus triads genre.
Featuring a cast of legendary Hong Kong action stars, the film pits the ragtag denizens of a rundown slum against the dapper and ruthless Axe Gang.
These two programs are dedicated to celebrating Chinese American filmmakers who were born in China. They will kick off the Los Angeles Shorts International Film Festival 2017.