Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Cinema of Patrick Lung Kong at Museum of the Moving Image
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**With Patrick Lung Kong and Tsui Hark in person on August 15 & 16*** The Museum presents a tribute to the visionary Hong Kong director Patrick Lung Kong, who made his first film nearly 50 years ago, and who had a profound impact on following generations of filmmakers, including John Woo and Tsui Hark. Lung Kong drew on the rich traditions of Cantonese cinema while bringing new social dimensions to genre filmmaking. In addition to the fourteen feature films he wrote and directed between 1966 and 1979, Lung Kong acted in 60 films between 1958 and 2002. Though scarcely shown outside of Hong Kong today, he endures as one of the most original and uncompromising auteurs Hong Kong has ever produced. This program—consisting of seven features that he directed and one he produced, plus a special screening of A Better Tomorrow—is a celebration of the life and achievements of Lung Kong. Co-presented with the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office New York and New York Asian Film Festival/Subway Cinema. Special thanks to Patrick Lung Kong, Paul Lung, and Hong Kong Film Archive, Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
Venue Description: Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. In its expanded and renovated facilities - acclaimed for both its accessibility and bold design - the Museum presents exhibitions; screenings of significant works; discussion programs featuring actors, directors, craftspeople, and business leaders; and education programs which serve more than 50,000 students each year. The Museum also houses a significant collection of moving-image artifacts.