The following movie within the Cinema East sequence is Hou Hsiao-hsien’s 1998 function Flowers of Shanghai, which screens at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30 on the Pickford Movie Heart (1318 Bay Avenue) in downtown Bellingham.
Flowers of Shanghai is predicated on a late Nineteenth-century novel about brothels in late Qing dynasty Shanghai. The story facilities on a number of prostitutes and their rich prospects because it weaves by way of the intricate and extremely formalized social codes of the world portrayed.
“The extraordinary cinematography by Mark Lee equally weaves by way of the opulent interiors in expertly-staged lengthy takes, lit solely by oil lamps. The impact is like nothing else in current cinema,” stated Jeff Purdue, sequence curator and librarian from Western Washington College Libraries.
Purdue famous that this was the primary Hou movie set outdoors of Taiwan, including that it stays one in all his most lovely and hypnotic movies, and that Cinema East will likely be presenting a restored print that exhibits off the movie’s extraordinary magnificence.
Co-sponsored by Western Libraries and the Pickford Movie Heart, every movie within the Cinema East sequence, (previously referred to as the Masters of Asian Cinema sequence), begins with an introduction from choose audio system together with native professors, artists, and educators. Flowers of Shanghai will likely be launched by sequence curator and WWU librarian Jeff Purdue.
Please be aware that Pickford Movie Heart requires proof of vaccination to enter. Masks are nonetheless required, besides whereas actively consuming or ingesting. Please see the Pickford’s “Proof of Vaccination & Covid Coverage” for extra info.