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Riding the Waves: 80s-90s Chinese/HK/Taiwanese Movies

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555 11th St NW.

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DC Chinese Film Festival proudly presents “Riding The Waves”, a Retrospective of Chinese, Taiwanese, and Hong Kong Movies from the 1980s & 1990s.

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Ticket Types:

  1. Weekend Passes enjoy accesss to the FIVE screenings on Saturday & Sunday (including "Farewell My Concubine" which only has a few seats left).

  2. Individual screening's tickets are available via Landmark E Street Cinema's box office and website. Please click on film titles below to be directed to individual ticketing page.


Film Schedule:

9/21 Thursday, 7 pm -- Suzhou River 苏州河 (1999; dir. LOU Ye; CHINA)

1h 23min | Drama, Romance | Mandarin with English Subtitles | 35mm format

"Combining narrative elements from classical Hollywood cinema - Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' in particular - with a gritty, contemporary texture, this coollyatmospheric drama deservedly won a Tiger Award in Rotterdam." -Variety

9/22 Friday, 7 pm -- A Great Wall 北京故事 (1986; dir. Peter Wang; CHINA & USA) ** SOLD OUT

1h 37min | Comedy, Drama | English; Mandarin with English Subtitles

First American film made in China: When a Silicon Valley Chinese American brings his wife and son to visit relatives in Beijing for the first time in 30 years, their trip is filled with culture clash, funny moments and a fierce Ping Pong match! A charmingly candid portrait of daily life in 80s Beijing.


9/22 Friday, 9 pm -- Mr. Vampire 僵尸先生 (1985; dir. Ricky Lau; HONG KONG)

1h 36min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | Cantonese with English Subtitles

Indulge in this cult classic and enjoy Taoist priests fighting against hopping vampires. Rated PG-13, this film is more fun than scary!

9/23 Saturday, 2 pm -- The Sandwich Man 儿子的大玩偶 (1983; dir. HOU Hsiao-Hsien, WAN Ren, TSENG Chuang-hsiang; TAIWAN)

1h 45min | Drama | Mandarin, Min Nan with English Subtitles

Three vignettes from three different directors that tell stories of ordinary people during Taiwan's Cold War period.


9/23 Saturday, 4 pm -- Taipei Story 青梅竹马 (1985; dir. Edward Yang; TAIWAN)

1h 50min | Drama | Mandarin, Min Nan, Hokkien with English Subtitles | Digitally Restored Version

New Taiwan Cinema auteur Edward Yang’s second feature is a mournful anatomy of a city caught between the past and the present. Starring fellow filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien (in a rare on-screen performance) and pop singer Tsai Chin.

9/23 Saturday, 7 pm -- Farewell My Concubine 霸王别姬 (1993; dir. CHEN Kaige; CHINA) ** SINGLE TICKETS SOLD OUT ONLINE!! You can purchase available passes or try your luck at the box office to secure remaining seats!

2h 51min | Drama, Music, Romance | Mandarin with English Subtitles | Full Extended Version

Palme d'Or winner & Oscar-nominated film from director Chen Kaige. A tangled affair of two male performers in the Beijing Opera that spans 50 years. A eulogy for love and an ode to life during tumultuous times.


9/24 Sunday, 4:30 pm -- An Autumn's Tale 秋天的童话 (1987; dir. Mabel Cheung; HONG KONG)

1h 38min | Drama, Romance | English; Cantonese, Japanese with English Subtitles

A Hong Kong romance drama set in New York City. Winner of Best Film and Best Screenplay at the 1988 Hong Kong Film Awards. Second feature of female filmmaker Mabel Cheung's "migration trilogy."

9/24 Sunday, 7:30 pm -- Rebels Of The Neon God 青少年哪吒 (1992; dir. TSAI Ming-Liang; TAIWAN)
1hr 46min | Crime, Drama | Mandarin, Min Nan with English Subtitles

First feature film by renowned Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang. A story about troubled youths wandering around the streets of Taipei, exploring sexuality and friendship, love and desire. "Rebels makes one yearn for an alternative reality where it, not Pulp Fiction, became the beacon of 90s independent filmmaking."-Slant Magazine


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