Film Buff Heaven

The 10th Annual “Made in Hong Kong” Film Festival opens tonight at the Freer Gallery, with Johnnie’s To’s “Throw Down.”

The Festival runs every Friday and Sunday now through August 28 and is always a great way to catch both classics and recent hits of the genre. This year’s group includes the first all-CGI entry, “Dragonblade,” which I definitely want to catch.

Films are shown in the comfortable Meyer Auditorium, with free tickets distributed up to one hour before showtime. It’s usually very popular so get in line early.

The Freer is also currently showcasing “Bollywood Noir” films. Take advantage.

2 Comments so far

  1. darpino (unregistered) on July 8th, 2005 @ 6:00 pm

    This is a great program and the fact that it is free every year is the icing on the cake. I’ve seen so many good flicks at the Freer.

    Not to slam the Freer films but in a general Asian cinema sense – why do people always dust off “The Killer” for these kinds of things?

    John Woo has a few other brilliant films that get hardly any retrospective screen-time around here.

    “Bullet in the Head” and “A Better Tomorrow I&II” to name a few.

    Ah well… it’s not like I won’t go see “The Killer” for the sixth time.

  2. Jenn L (unregistered) on July 8th, 2005 @ 6:35 pm

    I seem to remember that they do run into some distribution rights’ issues,

    and that may be why sometimes the programming looks repetitive or doesn’t always highlight new releases as much.

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