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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).
Featuring a dynamic cast of men and women from Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, GUANGZHOU DREAM FACTORY weaves the stories of Africans chasing alluring, yet elusive, “Made in China” dreams into a compelling critique of 21st century global capitalism. Following a filmmaker’s journey from Ghana to China and back to Africa, GUANGZHOU DREAM FACTORY provides a rare glimpse of African aspirations in an age of endless outsourcing.
Part memoir, part history, part investigation, the filmmaker’s search for answers about her mother’s emigration to America during the Chinese Exclusion era reveals the often painful price paid by immigrants who abandoned their personal identity, the burden of silence they passed on to their offspring and the inter-generational strife between immigrants and their American born children.
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian American Experience will host a screening of the film Who Killed Vincent Chin? Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Pena will be present. A panel discussion will follow.
The UCLA Center for Chinese Studies will host a screening of Still Tomorrow, in addition to a discussion with the film's director Fan Jian.
Working with producer Matthew Torne, who directed the documentary LESSONS IN DISSENT (2014), director Joe Piscatella weaves candid moments from Wong’s life with interviews by fellow activists, academics, journalists and politicians to carve a sharp profile of a strong-willed, precocious young activist whose defiant voice refuses to be ignored.
In collaboration with the News and Documentary program at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, ChinaFile, the online magazine of Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, will present a public screening and discussion of two films by young directors from China.