Monday, February 28, 2011

Special Screening

Special Screening
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This Thursday (March 3) the Asian Film Series will be temporarily suspending to support a screening of Once Upon A Time in China (1991) presented by the UWM Chinese program.

The screening will be at 7 PM at Curtin 219. The screening is free and open.

Once Upon A Time in China is director Tsui Hark’s reworking of the long running Wong Fei Huang film series starring Kwan Tak Hing as the Chinese doctor and Confucian scholar. Beyond this the film works as a complex allegory for the approaching 1997 handover of Hong Kong back to Chinese rule. It helped, along with another film of Tsui’s Swordsman (1990), to reinvigorate the martial art action film creating something of a wave in the early 1990's before dying out mid decade. Today it stands as one of the great classics of Hong Kong cinema.

Hong Kong, Director Tsui Hark, Cast Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Yuen Biao, Kent Cheng Juk-Si, Jacky Cheung Hok-Yau, Yang Yee-Kwan, Jimmy Wang Yu and Wu Ma , 134 minutes

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