Members’ Movie Night: Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Free to Members)
On Wednesday December 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm in Dryden Theatre
Members are invited to a free movie once a month, chosen by our curatorial staff. This month, it's Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Bu San, Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan 2003, 82 min., Mandarin w/subtitles).
A classic movie house in Taipei is holding its last show — a revival of the beloved martial arts film Dragon Inn — and the few audience members and employees who remain forge a strange community amidst the whirring of the projector and the ghosts of screenings past. A close spiritual cousin to Cinema Paradiso, arthouse auteur Tsai Ming-liang’s tribute to the power of the movies is beautiful, sad, and very, very funny, with some silent comic setpieces worthy of Sherlock Jr. himself.
Doors open at 7:15 p.m. No reservations or tickets. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Free admission is offered for this film only and cannot be exchanged. Regular admission prices apply for non-members.