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

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and 2005.

November 1 - 8, 2006

Nov. 6 - Dec. 6
They're back. The Celestial's glorious restorations of the classic Shaw Brothers movies hit the screen at BAM. One sense-shattering eruption of martial glory after another:

KING BOXER (1972, 97 minutes)
Monday, Nov 6 @ 6:50pm, 9:15pm
The movie better known as FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH, the one that started the martial craze in America.

THE MAGIC BLADE (1976, 101 minutes)
Tue, Nov 7 @ 6:50pm, 9:15pm
Chor Yuen's masterpiece? Maybe. It’s a rocking fantasy swordplay film that makes modern day action movies look downright lethargic.

MY YOUNG AUNTIE (1980, 114 minutes)
Monday, Nov 13 @ 6:50pm,9:15pm
Lau Kar-leung directs Kara Hui in this slap and tickle fun-fest.

THE JADE TIGER (1977, 101 minutes)
Tue, Nov 14 @ 6:50pm, 9:15pm
Another one of Chor Yuen's fantasy swordplay flicks full of betrayal, shattered consciences and razor sharp blades.

NEW ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (1971, 94 minutes)
Monday, Nov. 20 @ 6:50pm, 9:15pm
David Chiang and Chang Cheh team up to re-tell the much-told legend of the one-armed swordsman.

LEGENDARY WEAPONS OF CHINA (1982, 101 minutes)
Tue, Nov 21 @ 6:50pm, 9:15pm
Lau Kar-leung has a couple of master accomplishments under his belt, and this is one of them. His most fantastically fantastical flick, and a showcase for a number of fighters.

THE FIVE VENOMS (1978, 97 minutes)
Mon, Nov 27 @ 6:50pm, 9:15pm
Chang Cheh's masked martial movie is totally iconic and while it's not as much fun as CRIPPLED AVENGERS it's still a must-see.

DIRTY HO (1979, 100 minutes)
Tue, Nov 28 @ 6:50pm, 9:15pm
Lau Kar-leung's best, most well-considered movie. The drama works. The action doesn't overwhelm the story. The stakes are high.

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Cinema Village
Starts 11/24
The best gay, samurai, motorcycle road movie musical from Japan that you've never seen. If you want your mind blown, this remake of a 1958 Japanese classic is the film for you. Featuring songs like "Born to be Gay!", massive drug use, hallucinations, and more!
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The ImaginAsian
DON (India, 2006, 171 minutes)
Daily @ 2:45pm, 6:30pm, 10pm
One of the most anticipated movies from Bollywood this Diwali, DON sees superstar Shah Rukh Khan remake Amitabh Bachchan's classic chunk of 70's magic: DON. The tale of a man so evil he kills people over the color of their shoes. DON! He is twins. DON! He sings and dances and commits crimes. DON! Are you man enough?
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LINDA LINDA LINDA (Japan, 2005, 114 minutes)
Starts November 10th! One Week Only!
The movie that swept the New York Asian Film Festival like a tornado of fun, LINDA LINDA LINDA is the film for anyone whose soul was ever saved by rock and roll. Four Japanese schoolgirls (including Bae Doo-Na of THE HOST as a Korean exchange student) form a band of the school talent show. The sweetest, savviest high school flick you've never seen.
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SHINOBI (Japan, 2005, 101 minutes)
Starts November 17! One week only!
Behold! The ninja movie to end all ninja movies. A popular flick at this year's New York Asian Film Festival, the "Romeo and Juliet" of ninja blowouts hits the big screen with all kinds of freaky weapons flying out of its fingertips.
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Japan Society
Nov. 10 - 19, 2006
Japanese movies about schoolgirls gone wild. There's classics like SAILOR SUIT AND MACHINE GUN as well as lower key efforts like EXCHANGE STUDENTS and THE LITTLE GIRL WHO CONQUERED TIME. It's just the kind of nutty programming that the Japan Society should be bringing over more often:
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