The first of the events associated with Hong Kong Comes to Chicago has been announced! This month-long celebration kicks off on May 1 with the opening night of “Hong Kong Cinema: The Next Generation.” These films reflect the creativity and vitality of Hong Kong. Their directors are ambitious entrepreneurs, bringing both the heritage and culture of Hong Kong to Chicago through powerful storytelling in film.
Two films will be featured during the first two weeks.
A Decade of Love – Friday, May 1, 2009, 6 p.m.
Featuring nine short segments, all by a group of Hong Kong’s up-and-coming young directors and screenwriters, the film cumulatively provides an entertaining look at Hong Kong’s new range of themes, stories, and emerging talents. Director Chan Wing Chiu and Producer Angel Hon will attend the event for a discussion after the screening, followed by a cocktail reception.
The Drummer – Saturday, May 9, 2009, 8 p.m.
A tale of the transformation of a gangster’s rebellious son through a rigorous but mystical sojourn with a band of Zen drummers. The movie stars Jaycee Chan, son of martial arts film star Jackie Chan. Director Kenneth Bi and Producer Rosa Li will be available for discussion after the screening.
Purchase tickets and find out more about these two film screenings and other events associated with Hong Kong Comes to Chicago here.