With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Thursday, July 07, 2022

Subway Cinema's next SUNDAYS ON FIRE screening on Sunday, July 10th

Subway Cinema
Sundays On Fire: Secret Hong Kong 35mm Feature
When: Sunday, July 10, 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 to unleash an action classic from the golden days of Hong Kong movies and this month they're REALLY bringing their A-game. The title will not be revealed until it appears onscreen because it’s more fun that way but be assured it will celebrating the biggest stars of the ‘80s and ‘90s in their best movies, all presented in glorious 35mm. This is one you won’t want to miss.

In the mid-‘80s, one of Hong Kong’s biggest action stars split from his former partners and forged a new solo path that saw him deliver one stone cold classic after another. Every movie got bigger — more stunts! more brushes with death! more action! more jaw-dropping insanity! — until finally he almost died. After he recovered, he wanted to show the world he was still ready to rumble and so he made this movie which is probably his most dazzling showcase of all time. It’s not just the action that stuns in this award-winning flick, but the intricately choreographed comedy, the massive sprawling period sets, the hairpin plot twists, and the turn-on-a-dime reversals. Sometimes a filmmaker delivers a movie that’s truly a gift to an audience, so consider this one Christmas in July.


MOTHRA screening at Japan Society NY tomorrow, Friday, July 8th

Japan Society NY

Directed by Ishiro Hnda
Japan, 1961, 101 minutes
 35mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles

When: Friday, July 8th at 7:00 pm
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street 

When a shipwrecked crew is rescued from a Pacific island previously used for nuclear testing, word quickly spreads of its newly discovered indigenous inhabitants. Driven by scientific curiosity, a joint expedition of Japanese and Rolisicans (a portmanteau for Russia and America) venture into the island's depths, discovering a paradise of mutated species and hidden glyphs—and, among them, a pair of tiny twin fairies (played by ’60s pop duo The Peanuts). When the expedition’s leader decides to secretly kidnap the fairies, the natives are forced to awaken their ancient deity, Mothra.

A kaiju classic from Godzilla’s Ishiro Honda, Mothra established one of Toho’s most memorable kaiju and forever ingrained the Peanuts’ “Mothra’s Song” into popular culture.

Watch the trailer here.

This screening of Mothra will be preceded by an introduction by Japanese sci-fi critic Kevin Derendorf.

Seismic Toys will host a Kaiju-themed pop-up and an exclusive limited-edition Mothra Mini-Print by Robo7 will be on-sale on-site in Japan Society's lobby!

This screening of Mothra is part of Japan Society's Monthly Classics Series.

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