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WAYNE WANG

February 24-26 at the Trylon

Born in Hong Kong and named after John Wayne (his father’s favorite movie star), Wang blazed a trail for Chinese American filmmakers by creating idiosyncratic works outside the studio system. A genre chameleon who jumped from comedy to drama to mystery to erotica and everything in between, he forged a unique brand of low-key filmic poetry.

CHAN IS MISSING

(1982, DCP, 76m, English and Cantonese w/English subtitles) dir Wayne Wang w/Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi, Laureen Chew. Considered the first Asian-American feature to gain both wide distribution and critical acclaim, this singular comedy-drama-noir follows two San Francisco cabbies’ search for the title character, who has robbed them of $4,000. As a complex image of Chan […]


Showings: Feb. 24 7:00, Feb. 25 9:15, Feb. 26 3:00

SMOKE

(1995, DCP, 112m) dir Wayne Wang w/Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Harold Parrineau. This undervalued highlight of 1990s indie cinema, written by Paul Auster, boasts a remarkable ensemble cast that also features Forest Whitaker, Giancarlo Esposito, and Stockard Channing. Their lives intersect at a Brooklyn smoke shop, where they share in one another’s joys and miseries […]


Showings: Feb. 24 8:45, Feb. 25 7:00, Feb. 26 4:45

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