Go, Johnnie To!

November 8, 2001 • Events, Film, Profiles

A UCLA Film and Television Archive & Asian Film Foundation Presentation

in association with the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in San Francisco, Tai Seng Video Marketing and Nescafé® 1+2

This retrospective celebrating Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To features the films that showcase some of the brightest names in Hong Kong Cinema:

Cecilia Cheung Pak-Chi
Sammi Cheng Sau-Man
Alex Fong
Anita Mui Yim-Fong
Leon Lai Ming
Andy Lau Tak Wah
Lau Ching Wan
Carmen Lee
Takashi Sorimachi
Simon Yam Tat Wah
Anthony Wong
Ruby Wong
Francis Ng Chun Yu
…and so many more!

Hong Kong cinema at its finest, the films of Johnnie To fill your senses with beautiful cinematography, blistering action choreography and at times more plot twists than dialogue. And it’s often the dialogue that brings audiences back for more.

While hailed as the new Godfather of Action Cool, Johnnie To’s got a secret: he’s got romantic comedies and human dramas nailed down as well.

For the first time in one festival, we’re pleased to bring you the best of all worlds—high action, searing drama and shamefully romantic comedies—the world of Johnnie To.

James Bridges Theater. Located in Melnitz Hall, on the northeast corner of the UCLA campus, near the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Hilgard Ave.

$7 general; $5 students, seniors, and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID. Advance tickets are available in-person at the box office from 6:30-7:30pm on Nov. 1, 3 and 6.

$6, adjacent to the theater in Lot 3. Purchase from
Wyton Drive kiosk or at Lot 3 gate. Lot closes promptly at 8pm. Free parking on Loring Ave. off-campus.

Film List

Fulltime Killer U.S. Premiere
Thursday, 08 Nov 2001, 7:30pm
*Reception at 6:30,

Saturday, 10 Nov 2001, 7:30pm
The Mission

Wu Yen
Los Angeles Premiere
Sunday, 11 Nov 2001, 7pm

Thursday, 15 Nov 2001, 7:30pm
A Hero Never Dies
Running Out Of Time
Los Angeles Premiere

All films in Cantonese with English subtitles.

(310) 206 3456 – weekly recording
(310) 206 8588 – press only

Special thanks to: Cheng-Sim Lim, Kelly Graml, David Pendleton, Nancy Angus-UCLA Film and Television Archive; Johnnie To, Yuin Shan Ding-Milkyway Image Ltd.; Esther Koo-Teamwork Motion Pictures Ltd.; Annie Tang, Jean Ip-Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco; Jon Soo-Tai Seng Video Marketing; Thep Ung-Nestlé USA; Video Store Named Desire; and all the AFF volunteers!

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