Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Movies

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The Birmingham Public Library will show two acclaimed Chinese films in conjunction with the community-wide Chinese New Year Festival celebrations. Get ready to ring in the Year of the Rat with this cinematic immersion in Chinese culture!

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Chungking Express
Saturday, January 12
2:00 p.m.

From popular Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai comes this 1994 film about two policemen and their romantic woes.

"As playfully kinetic as it is utterly unclassifiable. Manic, cool and fantastically cosmopolitan..." The Village Voice

in the mood for love dvd coverIn the Mood for Love
Saturday, January 26
2:00 p.m.

This film directed by Wong Kar-Wai is a visually lush, languid tale of unfulfilled longing set in the 1960s Hong Kong. A man and a woman move in to neighboring apartments and form a bond when they both suspect their spouses of having extra-marital affairs.

"This may be one of the swooniest movies ever made about love and it luxuriates in its tailspin." The New York Times


Both movies will be shown in the Arrington Auditorium located on the 3rd floor of the Linn-Hinley Research Library, 2100 Park Place. There is no charge for these programs. The library provides refreshments. For additional information call 226-3604.

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