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Teen Kanya

April 25 Teen Kanya (1961), India, in Bengali with English subtitles. 114 minutes.We will be watching two stories from this series of black and white vignettes by Satyajit Ray.In “The Postmaster” a man leaves Calcutta to become the postmaster in … Continue reading

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Bad Girls

April 18 Bad Girls (2012), Taiwan, in Mandarin with English subtitles. 104 minutes. Ah Dan has always hated boys, and together with her two friends she has formed the “Bad Girls”, a team that protects their fellow women and puts … Continue reading

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Hello Ghost

April 11 Hello Ghost (2010), South Korea, in Korean with English subtitles. 111 minutes. After an unsuccessful suicide attempt, a man finds he is being followed by four annoying ghosts who won’t leave him alone until he helps them achieve … Continue reading

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Five Fingers of Death

April 4 Five Fingers of Death (1972), Hong Kong, in Mandarin with English subtitles. 104 minutes. Last month marked the 40th anniversary of this Shaw Bros. film’s US release, when it sparked the martial arts movie craze. A martial arts … Continue reading

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A Deer of Nine Colors and Nezha Conquers the Dragon King

March 28 A Deer of Nine Colors (1981), China, in Mandarin with English Subtitles. 30 minutes. Nezha Conquers the Dragon King (1979), China, in Mandarin with English Subtitles. 65 minutes. This week we are screening two animated films from the … Continue reading

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Empress Wu

March 14 Empress Wu (1963), Hong Kong, in Mandarin with English Subtitles. 111 minutes. This Shaw Brothers film chronicles the life of the Empress Wu Tse Tien from her teenage years until she is an old woman. With beautifully shot … Continue reading

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Nowhere Man

March 7 Nowhere Man (1991), Japan, in Japanese with English Subtitles. 107 minutes. A manga artist decides to leave his job and life behind and move away. He takes his family with him and tries to sell “art rocks” he … Continue reading

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