Morning Matinee (Chinese New Year Specials)
Chinese New Year is a special time that calls for special celebrations and every year the film industry helps uscelebrate with movies earmarked for this joyous season. This year, the Hong Kong Film Archive has selected four films that were previously released on New Year's Eve. All feature cartoonish action and characterization, as well as jokes targeted for audiences of all ages. Some are made by prominent directors of the time; others by emerging filmmakers who went on to hit it big. With them we wish you a jolly New Year!
This program is guest curated by Dr. Fiona Law, who is writing a book on Chinese New Year films, who also contributed program notes.