Sunday, April 06, 2008


In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, films from all over Asia will be shown throughout the month of April. They are mostly free, with the exception of OFFscreen's co-sponsored film, Nanking, which will be $3 as usual.

Bunty Aur Babli, dir. Shaad Ali
April 4 - 6pm - Wilson 402
Hosted by Indian Student Assn.

Mountain Patrol, dir. Chuan Lu
April 10 - 7pm - Ruffner G004A
Hosted by Chinese Student Assn.

Nanking*, dir. Billy Guttentag & Dan Sturman
April 13 - 7pm & 9:30pm - Newcomb Theater
Hosted by OFFscreen
*Tickets $3

Beautiful Boxer, dir. Ekachai Uekrongtham
April 15 - 7pm - Ruffner G004A
Hosted by Thai Student Assn.

Warrior, dir. Sung-Su Kim
April 17 - 7pm - Ruffner G004A
Hosted by Korean Student Assn.

Imelda, dir. Ramona S. Diaz
April 21 - 7pm - Gilmer 130
Hosted by Organization of Young Filipino-Americans

Journey from the Fall, dir. Ham Tran
April 23 - 7:30pm - Chemistry 402
Hosted by Vietnamese Student Assn.
*****Special Guest Speaker: Director Ham Tran*****

Infernal Affairs, dir. Wai-Keung Lau
April 28 - 6pm - Minor 125
Hosted by Hong Kong Student Assn.

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OFFscreen Presents: DIVA

Dir. Jean-Jacques Beineix - France, 1981- 123 min.
Sunday, April 6 - 7:00 & 9:30 PM

Jules, a bohemian courier in Paris, is obsessed with two things: opera and the elusive Cynthia, an American soprano who refuses to record her mellifluous voice. Desperate to hear more of her, Jules secretly tapes one of her live performances. But when the tape is switched with a police recording of a white-slavery ring, Jules becomes entangled in a chase stretching throughout Paris's vast, color-saturated landscape. Utilizing the romping stylistics of the French (New) New Wave, Diva is a playful experiment in genre as well as a gripping tale of suspense. "Here is a director taking audacious chances, doing wild and unpredictable things with his camera and actors, just to celebrate moviemaking." (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)

Click here to read Ebert's full review.

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