Earlier this month, as I scanned the line-up for this year’s New York Asian Film Festival, very few piqued my antennae more than Vulgaria. First what attracted me was the cast – Dada Chan (ROWWR!), Kristal Tin, HK film legend Susan Shaw Yin Yin, Chapman To as a sleazy film producer?! Yes, please! Second, writer/director Pang Ho-Cheung is on a roll of delivering solid genre films with sharp social commentary and an abundance of dark (and light) humor. His past few films, Love in a Puff, Love in the Buff, and Dream Home have helped forge a different direction for Hong Kong cinema, beyond gritty cop actioners and martial arts CG extravaganzas. The film looks to be a genuinely funny piss-take on film production, specifically in Hong Kong.
Anyway, Subway Cinema, they of the New York Asian Film Festival, have kindly arranged for us to give away a pair of tickets to see the North American premier of Vulgaria during the festival’s opening night on Friday, June 29th at 8:30pm at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Want to win them?! For your chance, answer the following question about the festival:
Chung Chang-Wha, director of King Boxer (aka Five Fingers of Death), will receive the Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s New York Asian Film Festival on Saturday, June 30. Name one of the previous recipients of this award.
Got the answer? Of course you do! Email it along with your full name to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Send me to Vulgaria!” by Wednesday, June 27th, 2012, midnight PST. One randomly drawn correct entrant will win. By the way, check out Pierce’s review to hear his take on the film. Also, if you need to purchase regular old tickets, go to the Film Society at Lincoln Center webpage.