THE KILLER / HARD BOILEDyear-round
October 18th | 7:30PM | Aero Theatre
Discussion between films with director John Woo.
35 mm!30th Anniversary!
DIP HUET SEUNG HUNG
1989, 110 min, Hong Kong, Dir: John Woo
The film that put John Woo on the international map, and almost single-handedly redefined the style, pace (and body count) of the modern gangster film. Sensitive, honorable hitman Chow Yun-Fat accidentally blinds singer Sally Yeh in a nightclub shootout, then falls in love with her. Rule-breaking cop Danny Lee, hot on Chow’s trail, forms an uneasy alliance with the killer when gonzo gang boss Fui-On Shing goes ballistic, trying to take them all out in an escalating series of gloriously operatic gun battles, punctuated by white doves, swirling pop music and Chow’s impossibly cool demeanor.
LAT SAU SAN TAAM
1992, 126 min, Hong Kong, Dir: John Woo
Cop Chow Yun-Fat and enigmatic killer Tony Leung join forces to take down a bloodthirsty gang of arms dealers in Woo’s over-the-top, expertly orchestrated follow-up to THE KILLER. The nail-bitingly suspenseful hospital-full-of-hostages third act manages to coax warmth and humor out of one of the most hypnotically violent climaxes in cinema history.
Both films with English subtitles. | Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers.