Thursday, January 9, 2014

Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster (一代宗師) at CMU, January 18.

Wong Kar Wai's latest film The Grandmaster (一代宗師) will play at Carnegie Mellon University next weekend as part of the Activities Board's Dollar Film Series. Showtimes are 8:00 and 10:30 pm on the 18th in McConomy Auditorium (campus map), and tickets are one dollar for those with a CMU student ID and $3 for those without.

Starring Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi, the New York Times wrote in August:
a hypnotically beautiful dream from the Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai, opens with curls of smoke, eddies of water and men soaring and flying across the frame as effortlessly as silk ribbons. The men are warriors, street fighters with furious fists and winged feet, who have massed together on a dark, rainy night to take on Ip Man (Tony Leung), a still figure in a long coat and an elegant white hat. Even amid the violent whirlpools of rain and bodies, that hat never leaves his head. It’s as unyielding as its owner.