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Hong Kong Community Cinema (NYC Film Screening)

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366 Devoe Street

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An evening of Hong Kong, independent films and shorts inspired by the Umbrella Revolution of 2014 and the Pro-Democracy Protests of 2019-2020.

Eventbrite registration required. $5 Ticket covers admission and refreshments.
PAY AT THE DOOR! Cash and Venmo accepted.

***SCREENING WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 7PM. COME EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT***


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___________Trailers ___________

Made in Hong Kong, 1997. 1 min.
Fruit Chan
Set in Hong Kong's housing projects, a low-rent triad struggles to find meaning in his hopelessly violent existence. The film is often regarded as a response to the 1997 Hong Kong handover and depicts the lifestyle of many young people at the time. Best Picture Award at the 1998 Hong Kong Film Awards.

Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous, 2015. 5 min.
Christopher Doyle
A portrait of Hong Kong told by three generations.

Pseudo Secular, 2016. 2 min.
Rita Hui Nga Shu
Four characters are stuck in their directionless lives until the outbreak of the Umbrella Revolution in 2014.

No. 1 Chung Ying Street, 2018. 3 min.
Derek Sung Kee Chiu
Two protest movements in Hong Kong are chronicled: the pro-China demonstrations against British colonial rule in 1967 on Chung Ying Street and the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement that began in 2014.

Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, 2017. Documentary, 2 min.
Joe Piscatella
When China's Communist Party breaks its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong, a teenager rallies thousands of kids to occupy the streets and becomes an unlikely leader and dissident.

___________ Shorts ___________

Eye Bags, 2016. Animation, 6 min.
Jun Ho Wai-Kwan
Talia describes her chronic insomnia and meets Ah Gum, a goldfish who lives in her eye bags.

Dragon’s Delusion, 2019. Animation, 5 min.
Kong Kee, Lee Kwok-wai, Tsui Ka-hei
Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first ever emperor in China, and Qu Yuan, an exiled poet, are transported to 1960s Hong Kong where cyborgs and humans live side-by-side. This cyberpunk anime is a crowd-funded production (www.dragonsdelusion.com).

Kin's Hair, 2018. Animation, 6 min.
Chan Kwun-Chung, Chang See-Wan, Wong Tsz-Yin
The history of Hong Kong told through Kin's gradual hair loss.


The Last Letters, 2019. 3 min.
The New York Times
Young protestors read written letters to their families before they take to the streets.

Say No to Extradition! 2019. Animation, 2 min.
We HK No China Extradition
"Five Demands, Not One Less" (五大訴求, 缺一不可) illustrated.

___________ Feature ___________

Ten Years (十年), 2015. 104 min.
Kwok Zune, Wong Fei-Pang, Jvons Au, Chow Kwun-Wai, Ng Ka-Leung

Ten Years is a banned-in-China, dystopian, speculative, fictional anthology. Five thought-provoking shorts imagine the semi-autonomous territory in the year 2025, with human rights and freedoms gradually diminishing as the Chinese government exerts increasing influence. Winner of 2016's Best Picture at Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA).

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