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A screening of Someone To Talk To, a film centered around loneliness in the modern era, featuring a talkback with writer (Liu Zhenyun) and director (Liu Yulin) following the film.
The Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University presents a film screening on labor organizing in China, with a Q&A featuring the director Huang Wenhai and China Labour Bulletin's Han Dongfang.
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.
Young actresses Zhou Dongyu and Ma Sichun deliver intense, emotionally raw performances as high school friends whose relationship is strained when they both fall in love with the handsome Jiaming.
Kara Wai plays a retired assassin now living comfortably as a housewife. When her past comes back to haunt her in the form of a former criminal associate (Simon Yam), Mrs. K must dust off her martial arts skills to dispatch a parade of baddies
The latest thriller from action master Johnnie To (Drug War, Exiled, Election, Office) takes place almost entirely in a hospital, where a neurosurgeon (Vicki Zhao) must treat a gangster with a bullet lodged in his head (Wallace Chung).