(Stanley Kwan, 1987) · In 1934, courtesan Fleur is the toast of Hong Kong's nightlife, and falls in love with Chan Chen-bong, a wealthy scion. The ill-fated lovers agree to commit suicide, but Fleur cannot find Chen-bong in the afterlife and, fifty years later, places an ad in a city newspaper in search of him. Offering '30s glamor and ghostly romance, Rouge haunts not only with its excavation of Hong Kong's past, but also with the untimely and near-concurrent deaths of its stars, Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung, in 2003.
runtime: 93m format: 35mm
(Clara Law, 1990) · 30th anniversary! A sensitive yet bitter take on migration and its various crises, Clara Law’s third feature Farewell China has been woefully unavailable since its release. Maggie Cheung stars as Li Hong, a woman who curtly leaves her husband Zhou Nansheng (Tony Leung Ka-fai) and baby for the States after acquiring a student visa. Concerned about his wife and her dwindling letters, Nansheng follows her into New York's unique underworlds of alienation, poverty, and hardship.
runtime: 116m format: 35mm
(Mamoru Oshii, 1995) · 25th anniversary! An anime fantasy based on the manga of the same name, Ghost in the Shell investigates the question of self-identity in a technologically advanced world. The story takes place between a police agent and a mysterious cyborg hacker. The film is widely considered the greatest anime film of all time, particularly for its cell animation and CGI combined visuals. As the inspiration for films such as the Matrix, Ghost in the Shell cannot be missed. Presented in collaboration with UChi-Con 2020
runtime: 83m format: DCP
(Jane Campion, 1990) · 30th anniversary! Jane Campion's radiant breakthrough depicts the life of Janet Frame, New Zealand's most renowned author. An Angel at My Table moves in three sections across Frame's postwar childhood, a period of misdiagnosed asylum residence and electroschock therapy, and finally, her literary fame; it takes in the rich unfolding of Frame's life and its surrounding New Zealand landscapes alike with a lucidity and poise that mark Campion as a filmmaker in full command of her craft. Print courtesy of the National Film & Sound Archive of Australia
runtime: 158m format: 35mm