Asian Film Festival at 4 Star Theatre
4 Star Theater is running its 8th Asian Film festival right now. Movies from Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taipei, and China are coming through – everything from a restored print of the Shaw Brother’s 1967 One Armed Swordsman to canto-variants of Sex in the City (called Sex and Beauties); Action-y police thrillers like Color of the Truth to tearjerker character explorations like Lost in Time.
I’m not so interested, apologetically, in the non Chinese films. I go to these to silently mouth the Cantonese to practice, and to dial in to Hong Kong culture while I’m not there. Its cheaper than a plane ticket, and more fun than brushing up in language class.
The theater is around 23rd and Clement (I think) and the festival runs from August 12th to the 23rd.
Check out the film listing here (about 25 films, I think) 4 Star Theater