Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Playing at Pickford Film Center

120 minutes, Hong Kong, In Chinese, English, Mandarin, Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Rated PG-13: for martial arts violence and some sexuality

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)

“Still the highest-grossing non-English language film in American box office history, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is Taiwanese director Ang Lee lush reimagining of the classic wuxia films of King Hu (Dragon Gate Inn, A Touch of Zen). Gathering a cast from across the Chinese-speaking world (Hong Kong’s Chow Yun-fat and Cheng Pei-pei; Malaysia’s Michelle Yeoh; Taiwan’s Chang Chen; and the Mainland’s Zhang Ziyi), Lee adapts a story of martial chivalry set in the Qing Dynasty, where the free-spirited daughter of an official steals a powerful sword from two aging heroes of the jianghu, the borderlands outside normal society that is the home of warriors and bandits governed not by laws or desires, but by a strict code of duty and honor. With dazzling choreography by the legendary Yeun Woo-ping (The Matrix, Drunken Master) and a propulsive score by Tan Dun, Crouching Tiger remains a landmark of prestige martial arts cinema.” ~Sean Gilman

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Monday, June 13th