December 21 - January 7, 2007
This is the last update between now and January 7. Have a great holiday and a non-toxic New Year!
TEARS OF THE BLACK TIGER (January 12)
Film Forum hosts the victory lap of Thai auteur, Wisit Sasantieng's, first movie, the eye-popping TEARS, bought by Miramax in 2001 and locked away ever since. Kudos to Magnolia for setting it free.
GURU (January 12)
Mani Ratnam's latest movie has kicked up a storm of anticipation and when it moved its release date from December to January everyone wanted to know: is it so bad they’re trying to fix it, or so good they're setting it apart? Soon we'll know the answer.
ABDUCTION: THE MEGUMI YOKOTA STORY (January 12)
A documentary about the young Japanese girl who was kidnapped by North Korea and forced to train its spies for years.
A TASTE OF TEA (February 9)
2005's landslide winner of the New York Asian Film Festival's Audience Award hits the ImaginAsian and it's about time. This amazing movie will blow your mind and electrify your heart with its tale of a family in rural Japan. Trains emerge from heads, a poo ghost appears, 50ft doppelgangers skulk and stare and a sunflower eats the world in a movie Time Out New York calls "a masterpiece"
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PING PONG (Japan, 2002, 114 minutes) (April, 2007)
New York Asian Film Festival Audience Award winner, PING PONG may be the greatest sports movie ever made. It’s certainly the deepest. And it's about the manly man sport of...ping pong? Darn tootin'. It gets a very limited theatrical release in 07.
CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER (2006, China)
Zhang Yimou's epic wraps Chow Yun-fat and Gong Li in miles of crackling gold decor and sets them at each others' throat as the world's most dysfunctional Imperial family. The reviews are mixed, but the cleveage is plentiful, as evidenced by the fact that Chinese audiences have dubbed it "Curse of the Golden Corset".
THE PAINTED VEIL (2006, USA)
An adaptation of Somerset Maughm's novel, this flick was shot in China and stars Naomi Watts and Edward Norton. But come on, the real reason you want to see it is because it also features Hong Kong stalwart, Anthony Wong.
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA (2006, USA)
Now screening all over town, it's part two of Clint Eastwood's World War II Iwo Jima pics, this time concentrating on the Japanese side of the battle. Starring Ken Watanabe (MEMORIES OF TOMORROW) and Shido Nakamura (PING PONG, FEARLESS) it's already earning critical raves out the ears.
BHAGAM BHAG (2006, India, 160 minutes)
Daily @ 3pm, 6:30pm, 10pm
I don't know anything about this Bollywood comedy except that part of it takes place in England and it’s about the misadventures of three actors. Reliable comedy helmer, Priyadarshan, directs.
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