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NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL - Asian Films Are Go!!! (June 16 - July 1)

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and 2005.

April 20 - April 27, 2006


The magic week of 4/28 which sees the release of:
SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE, the third and final installment in Park Chan-Wook's vengeance trilogy (including SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE and OLDBOY) opens at the Angelica in all its impeccably styled, somewhat confusing glory.
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The Maggie Cheung-starring French film where everyone's fave Hong Kong icon plays a skanky, junkie mommy.

Sunday, May 21 @ 1:30pm
Tsui Hark’s last good movie is a trippy mutation of an action film. Like something made for cable by someone with a very, very, very twisted sensibility it's two parts genius and one part junk. But those action scenes are light years ahead of anything anyone's doing these days.

(Sometime in Spring, 2006)
Everyone's favorite female samurai in a micro-mini and cape hacks n'slashes her way onto US screens this Spring.
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Saturday, April 22 @ 7pm
Hou Hsiao-hsien's latest slow-moving art film stars the luminous Shu Qi, she of the planetary lips, in three different roles.
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Sunday, April 23 @ 3pm, 6pm, 9pm
We showed it at the festival last year and it's gone on to become a cult item of incredible obscurity. Zhang Ziyi stars as a singing raccoon in Japanese madman Suzuki Seijun's musical fairy tale. May I have a chance to rap? Sure, if you're in PRINCESS RACCOON.
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IFC Center
HIGH AND LOW (1962, Japan)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Noon
Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune in a great kidnapping movie. A rich industrialist facing hard times has his son kidnapped and an exorbitant ransom is demanded. The only problem? They nabbed his chaufeur's son by accident. Uh, does he still have to pay?
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ImaginAsian Theater
(239 East 59th Street, btwn 2nd and 3rd Ave)
Daily @ 1pm, 3:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:45pm, 10pm
A new Chinese film about two Mongolian kids who find a ping pong ball and decide it's a heavenly pearl. Hilarity ensues. It's slow, it's pretty, it's a Chinese art film with great kid performances and a crushing final shot that's close to perfect.
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Landmark Sunshine
Daily starting Friday
A wide release for the Chinese film about where your pashmina comes from - with AK-47's! KEKEXILI is beautiful, raw and depressing: everything you've ever wanted in a Spring movie. Absolutely recommended, and please be aware that the American distributor, National Geographic, has absolutely no idea what they're doing and have renamed it MOUNTAIN PATROL.
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Makor/Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y (35 West 67th St)
Wednesday, April 26 @ 7:30pm
Hou Hsiao-hsien's Shu Qi movie before THREE TIMES gets a one-time-only screening as part of this strange series that also includes THE DEVIL'S REJECTS. I don't get it, but there you go.
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Museum of the Moving Image
Sunday, April 23 @ 1:30pm
Probably the greatest movie ever made, this is every film you've ever seen rolled into one and injected straight into your heart. Three women in Republican Era China fight the power, fall in love, kick ass, avert a war, perform onstage, escape from prison and basically rock harder than Metallica at a German metal-fest back when they still did drugs and drank beer.

Perlas Ng Silangan Restaurant (60-09 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside, Queens)
INA, KAPATID, ANAK (1979, Philippines)
Monday, April 24 @ 7:30pm
Huh? What? It's probably a DVD projection and you can call the restaurant for details (718-779-2991) but Lina Brocka was once a director whose films regularly played Cannes, and INA, KAPATID, ANAK (Mother, Sister, Daughter) is one of his masterpieces. Who is he now? And why is it up to a restaurant in Queens to preserve his legacy?

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