Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2015 Chinese movie Mr. Six (老炮儿) in Pittsburgh, from December 24.

The 2015 Chinese movie Mr. Six (老炮儿) will play at AMC Loews Waterfront from December 24. The introduction of a September Variety review provides some background:
“Kids these days,” sighs the lead character in “Mr. Six,” sounding like the grizzled hero in a late-career Clint Eastwood movie. Now well into his fifties, the neighborhood peacekeeper — played with stoical cool by China’s most popular film director, Feng Xiaogang — realizes just how little Beijing’s younger generation respects the old ways after confronting the gangsters who snatched his son. Constructed as the long, inward-gazing buildup to an epic showdown on a frozen lake, Guan Hu’s genre-subverting drama could just as easily be an elegy for a disappearing style of filmmaking — one that acknowledges the country’s obsession with flashy, street-racing culture, while determined to make a more substantive impact on a box office dominated by “Furious 7.”
The theater is also currently screening the 2015 Chinese movies Mojin - The Lost Legend (鬼吹灯之寻龙诀) and Surprise - Journey to the West (万万没想到:西游篇).

Tickets and showtimes are available at the AMC Loews Waterfront website. The theater is located at 300 West Waterfront Dr. in the Waterfront shopping complex in Homestead (map), across the Monongahela River from Greenfield, Squirrel Hill, and the rest of Pittsburgh.