Saturday, March 9, 2013

Let the Bullets Fly (让子弹飞) at IUP, March 13.

Let the Bullets Fly

The second installment of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Asian Studies Club Film Festival is the Chinese movie Let the Bullets Fly (让子弹飞, Ràng Zǐ Dàn Fēi) on March 13. The Harris Theater summarized, when it was in Pittsburgh last summer:
Since its release this action-comedy-thriller has been lauded for its stunning mix of dark humor and eye-popping violence. Starring Chow Yun-Fat, it's become the highest-grossing film of all time in China. Set in 1920s Sichuan, it tells the tale of the bandit "Pocky" Zhang Mazi, who poses as a local governor in a dusty town, but finds himself at odds with the local mobster, who is not eager to share his turf with another drifter. A complex and deadly series of mind-games ensues between the two crooks, which are as violent as they are hilarious.
It will be shown in room 233 Keith Hall (campus map) at 7:00 pm, and is free and open to the public.