Reel Asian Hosts Retro Summer Screenings
POV’s friends at Toronto’s Reel Asian International Film Festival invite film buffs to come out for a summer of retro screenings. Reel Asian offers four contemporary classics screening at TIFF Bell Lightbox on July 27 and August 25. To sweeten the deal, the festival wants cinephiles to party like it’s 1997 and enjoy movies for old school prices with the Way-Back-4-Pack, which offers all four screenings for $32.
Screening this summer are:
Wednesday, July 27
The Joy Luck Club
Dir. Wayne Wang | USA/China | 1993 | 139 min.
Wednesday, July 27 at 5:45 pm
-Based on the popular novel by Amy Tan, this ensemble drama starring Khiu Chinh, Lauren Tom, Lisa Lu and Ming-Na Wen chronicles the lives of four women in America and the stories of their mothers’ lives in China.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Dir. Ang Lee | Taiwan/Hong Kong/USA/China | 2000 | 120 min.
Wednesday, July 27 at 8:30 pm
Ang Lee’s stunning wuxia film won the People’s Choice Award at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival before going on to score four Oscars and become the most biggest foreign language box office hit worldwide. A must-see on the big screen.
Au Revoir Taipei
Dir. Arvin Chen | Taiwain/USA/Germany | 2010 | 85 min.
Thursday, August 25 at 6:00 pm
A hit on the international film festival circuit, Arvin Chen’s crowd-pleasing ensemble drama lets one young man find love during a single fateful night in Taipei.
Better Luck Tomorrow
Dir. Justin Lin | USA | 2002 | 101 min.
Thursday, August 25 at 8:45 pm
This drama about a group of overachieving high school students launched the career of director Justin Lin, who went on to helm several entries in the Fast and the Furious franchise, Star Trek: Beyond, and episodes of True Detective.
If you want to enter a draw to win a pair of tickets to either Better Luck Tomorrow or Au Revoir Taipei, just email info[at]povmagazine.com with the title of the film you would like to see! Contest closes Wednesday, Aug. 24 at noon! EST