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Screening: “Chungking Express”

Please join the Fordham University Friends of Films for Photographers and students from the course Senior Seminar 2015 for a screening of Wong Kar-wai’s 1994 film, Chungking Express.

Tuesday, November 10, 2014, 6PM
Fordham University Friends of Films for Photographers
113 West 60th Street
Visual Arts Complex
SL24 L

The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Faye Wong) works. Anything goes in Wong’s gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer, which cemented the sex appeal of its gorgeous stars and forever turned canned pineapple and the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” into tokens of romantic longing. –The Criterion Collection

Food and friends are both welcome.

For more information please contact Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock: apicellahit@fordham.edu
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