17th Annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival at the Smithsonian
In the midst of all of the festival coverage coming in to VCinema from New York and South Korea at the moment, we should also remind you of all of the other great Asian film festivals and screenings happening everywhere. One such event, the 17th Annual Made in Hong Kong Festival at the The Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Gallery of Art: the National Museums of Asian Art, a wing of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., has been ongoing since June 29th with a film screening every Friday at 7pm and a repeat screening that Sunday at 2pm . These screenings, co-sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, will be ending over the next few weeks with screenings of Stanley Kwan’s 1988 supernatural melodrama Rouge tomorrow and Sunday (8/5) nights, Mabel Cheung’s 1987 An Autumn’s Tale (with a great dramatic performance by Chow Yun-fat) on August 10th and 13th, and the Shaw Brothers 1976 martial arts classic Killer Clans (pictured above) on August 17th and 19th.
All screenings are free and held in the Meyer Auditorium at the gallery. For more information including directions, visit the gallery’s film events calendar.