Mar 4 - 25
THEY’RE BACK! SUNDAY CLASSICS: From Turkey to Japan
Presented with Silkscreen
In 2018, PF/PCA and Silkscreen will be exploring some of the most important films from the past 70 years in Asian cinema, including the classic directors that brought Asian films to American audiences for the first time, and more recent classics that show Asia’s central role in global cinema. A new film will be presented each month with an introduction by local experts and enthusiasts.
MARCH: TAIWAN - King Hu’s LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN
Sundays at 6pm, March 4, 11, 18, 25
March 11 Introduction by Julie Nakama
Visiting Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh
King Hu rose to prominence in the 1960s and 70s as a superb director of wuxia, a subgenre of samurai film dealing with swords, sorcery and chivalrous heroes. Legend of the Mountain comes from the director's later period, when his artistry, specifically his landscape compositions, was at the height of its powers. The film's astonishing nature shots, shot on location in the Korean countryside, are reminiscent of Terrence Malick, while the reflective blend of myth and history is all Hu's own. King Hu, Taiwan/Hong Kong, 1979, 1h 24 min, In Mandarin with English
The series is co-presented with Silk Screen, a Pittsburgh arts and culture organization that advocates for diversity and promotes Asian and Asian-American arts in Pittsburgh. Our events include monthly series of film and music, and a 10-day long Asian American Film Festival in September. To learn more, visit silkscreenfestival.org to learn more about us and subscribe to our newsletter.