With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

ACF 218: Wong Kar-wai's Days of Being Wild at Lincoln Center

Days of Being Wild / A Fei zheng chuan
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Hong Kong, 1990, 94 min.

One of Wong Kar-wai's great Hong Kong films, Days of Being Wild will be shown at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:30pm. The theater is a terrific venue, with comfortable stadium seats. Here's the info put out by the FSLC:

“A rapturous film about cool men, hot women and the thousand and one nights and cigarettes they share. - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Few films are able to evoke the bittersweet path from romanticism and heartbreak as seamlessly as Wong Kar-wai’s vibrant second feature. Set in Hong Kong in 1960, Days of Being Wild follows a charming playboy (the late Leslie Cheung) and the lives of the women he exploits: a baby-faced concession stand girl (Maggie Cheung) and an energetic showgirl (Carina Lau).

Considered the first in a trilogy of provocative romantic explorations that includes In the Mood for Love and 2046, this erotically charged, sumptuously shot film stands among recent cinema’s world-class achievements and with Hong Kong’s best films. An official selection of New Directors/New Films 1991.

Jaime Wolf, a journalist and screenwriter, will introduce the screening and there will be a post-film party with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres in the Furman Gallery, adjacent to the Walter Reade Theater's lobby.

Admission (includes screening and reception):
- Young Friends of Film members receive one complimentary ticket.
- Admissions for guests of Young Friends of film members, regular members and the public is $25.

Please note: there is a $2.50 service charge per ticket ordered online and cash only transactions at the box office. No passes ~ no vouchers accepted to this event.

FSLC webpage for Days of Being Wild, including link to order tickets.

Due to construction, access to the Walter Reade Theater is on the north side of West 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Look for the FILM banner and use the escalator, elevator or stairs.

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