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Asian Cinema in Los Angeles

Asian films playing in and around LA

John Woo's "Red Cliff" is showing in L.A.'s Laemmle Grande Theatre 9/23/09-9/29/09, but only at 12pm

John Woo's "Red Cliff" is being shown in Downtown L.A.'s Laemmle Grande Movie Theatre from 9/23/09-9/29/09, but only at 12:00pm for some strange reason.

 Here's more info:  http://laemmle.com/viewtheatre.php?date=09272009&thid=10

I hope that the uncut versions of "Red Cliff Parts 1 and 2" will be shown in an L.A. area theatre, or in San Francisco.  It'd be great if the AFI Fest '09 could show Pts. 1 and 2, and maybe also Jacky Wu Jing's "Legendary Assassin" and some other Wu Jing HK movies.

A '87 HK movie w/ Maggie Cheung and a '88 HK action comedy will be shown tonight at Beverly Cinema

On Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 7:30p.m., the New Beverly Cinema will show its bi-monthly series again, called Eastern Grind: Classic Hong Kong Cinema.

A 1987 HK movie called "Heartbeat 100" will be shown on that night, along w/ a 1988 HK movie called "The Good, The Bad & The Beauty".  "Heartbeat 100" stars
Maggie Cheung and Mark Cheng.

Here's more info about this double feature: http://www.myspace.com/grindhouse

nyaff 09 blog


I have been giving an account og my experiences at the New York Asian Film Festival this year.  It is not in LA.  Maybe some of the movies shown there will be playing in LA.

you might want to read about them.  You may just be bored.


take a look if you like.  Thank you.

Cool New Show (reminds me of classic asian movies)
iris, green eyes
Hello!  I found this new show online, Karma Kula Mystic Warrior.  It is a show that follows the main character on his journey, and his journey has many obstacles, which result in some of the coolest action scenes I've ever seen.  It also has great adventure.  If you wuld like to chekc it out i got some links I found here:


Stray Dog
Just a quick heads up. On Wednesday & Thursday April 29 & 30, the New Beverly is showing Akira Kurosawa's Stray Dog as part of a double feature with Thunderbolt & Lightfoot (the Clint Eastwood/Jeff Bridges movie). They're doing a series of author Harlan Ellison's favorite films.

I'm going to change the layout of this community today. Feedback is welcome.

A few things.
1) The 2nd annual Japanese Film Festival Los Angeles is GOING ON NOW.

2) The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival starts April 30th.

3) The Egyptian Theater in LA is screening a Nagisa Oshima retrospective April 23rd through 26th.


Tokyo Sonata
Quick heads up.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Tokyo Sonata is going to be opening at three Laemmle Theaters on March 30th.

Check out the Official Website for details, the trailer and all that.


Classic Hong Kong movie double feature in Beverly Cinema on 1/6/09

The Grindhouse Film Festival, which takes place in The Beverly Cinema, will show its first classic HK cinema night on 1/6/09.  The first double feature doesn't sound that good though, IMO.  I wonder why couldn't they show a Shaw Brothers movie, or a HK movie starring Jackie Chan or Jet Li instead.

Here's more info:

I think that they said the HK cinema night will be bi-monthly, but I wish that it could be monthly instead.

Ashes Of Time
Faye 2046 again
My friends. I'm sorry that I've let this community peter out. Life and work just don't allow me the free time to keep it up to date and going regularly anymore. I can't do the calendars, but I'm going to make an effort to at least mention when Asian films are playing in the LA area.

I would like to say, though, that this doesn't have to be a one man show. Any time any of you hear about an Asian film showing on the big screen, let us know!


Friday, October 10th is the day that Wong Kar Wai's Ashes Of Time Redux begins it's limited theatrical release in the US.

Locally, it'll be playing at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena. To the best of my knowledge, it's only going to be playing there and only for one week, but I wouldn't be surprised if it shows up at a couple other Laemmles a little later on.

You can watch the trailer and check out some fanastic looking stills at the official website, or you can look at the film's cast list and wet yourself:

Tony Leung
Maggie Cheung
Brigitte Lin
Leslie Cheung
Carina Lau
Tony Leung Ka Fai

I swear... is it just me, or is the only thing missing from there Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh? Then it would be perfect.


Friday. I'll be in Hollywood.

What about you?