With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Sunday, October 02, 2022

Subway Cinema's next SUNDAYS ON FIRE screening will be on Sunday, October 9th

Subway Cinema
Sundays On Fire: Secret Hong Kong 35mm Feature
When: Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Where: Nitehawk Cinema
188 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY
The second Sunday of every month sees Subway Cinema take over the Nitehawk Cinema to unleash an action classic from the golden days of Hong Kong cinema but this time they're jumping to the year 2000 and going maximum Y2K by emptying a full clip of Millennial Mayhem directly into your face. The title will not be revealed until it appears onscreen because it’s more fun that way, but know that this is one of Hong Kong’s most pioneering directors delivering a modern day action classic that rewrote the rules of cinema in a movie that stands as a monument to what might have been if anyone else had been brave enough to make the same warp speed jump so many light years ahead.

If that makes it sound like a sci-fi flick, you’re not far off. Even though it’s set in contemporary Hong Kong the city is shot like an alien landscape, there is so much running up walls, across ceilings, and down the sides of buildings the rules of physics seem to be suspended, and the cast are a multi-culti, polyglot crew of miraculous mutants whose luminous faces will get burned into your brains. No one ever screens this movie anymore, so this 35mm, subtitled print is our Halloween treat to you.

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