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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, May 17, 2015
7:30pm

ALSO LIKE LIFE: THE FILMS OF HOU HSIAO-HSIEN
35mm Archival Prints! Double Feature!
GOODBYE, SOUTH, GOODBYE / MILLENNIUM MAMBO

The new book Hou Hsiao-Hsien, released in conjunction with this retrospective, will be available for purchase in the lobby.

GOODBYE, SOUTH, GOODBYE
NAN GUO ZAI JIAN, NAN GUO
1996, 112 min, Taiwan/Japan, Dir: Hou Hsiao-Hsien

This look at aimless young adults on the fringe of Taiwan’s underworld was named one of the best films of the 1990s by Cahiers du cinéma. A pop-up gambling den is the latest venture for Gao (Jack Kao) and his friends, whose get-rich-quick schemes eventually bump up against the established criminal order. The fast times and bleak futures of a lost generation are occasionally offset here by moments of transcendence thanks to some kinetic visual sequences and the pulsing soundtrack by costar Lim Giong. In Mandarin and Taiwanese with English subtitles.


MILLENNIUM MAMBO
QIAN XI MAN PO
2001, 119 min, Taiwan/France, Dir: Hou Hsiao-Hsien

At the center of this portrait of Taipei night life is Vicky (Shu Qi), a party girl stuck in a rut of self-destructive thrills and an on-again, off-again relationship with her no-good boyfriend (Tuan Chun-hao). She narrates the events in hindsight from ten years after their occurrence, giving poignancy to pretty but vacant lives adrift in a new millennium. With Jack Kao as Vicky’s gangster-protector. In Mandarin and Japanese with English subtitles.


Format: 35mm Archival Prints
Aero Theatre • Sun, May 17, 2015 • 7:30pm

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