LOS ANGELES, CA—Asian Film Foundation and USC Cinema & Television (Critical Studies), in association with Miramax Films, Maggi Taste of Asia, and Tai Seng Entertainment are proud to present Loving Leslie: A Tribute to Leslie Cheung, featuring the films of one of Hong Kong’s most beloved icons.
This event will also feature Leslie Memorabilia for sale including DVDs sponsored by Five Star Laser and autographed by John Woo and Chen Kaige especially for this event, plus posters, books and other collector’s items such as the limited edition Leslie Cheung Commerative Stamps from Hong Kong Post. Proceeds will directly benefit one of Leslie’s favorite charities, End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation (ECSAF).
Join us on Saturday, September 10, to celebrate the work of this gifted young man by enjoying two of his best films, the smart and sexy Okinawa-Rendezvous* directed by Gordan Chan (Fist of Legend, Beast Cops) and Chen Kaige’s masterful epic, Farewell My Concubine.
Handsome and sexually ambiguous with a consummate cool, Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing quietly challenged conventional mores and titillated film and music fans worldwide. His uncompromising work ethic, 56 films in 20 years, record-holding 100 concerts held at the Hong Kong Coliseum, built legions of devoted supporters who will never get over the shock of his untimely loss in 2003. His place is eternally cemented in the cinematic and cultural landscape of his time. Leslie is the stuff of many legends. A soul that will never die.
Join us on Saturday, September 10, to celebrate the work of this gifted young man by enjoying two of his best films, the smart and sexy Okinawa-Rendezvous* directed by Gordan Chan (Fist of Legend, Beast Cops) and Chen Kaige’s masterful epic, Farewell My Concubine. *sponsored by Tai Seng Entertainment
It is a gift to be beautiful and there was no one more beautiful than Leslie. We mourn his passing and invite you to bask in the gifts of his talents: the films, the music and those unyielding red dancing shoes. Celebrating the best of Leslie is celebrating the best that life has to offer!
*sponsored by Tai Seng Entertainment
Saturday, September 10, 2005
(2000, 35mm color, 99 min)
In Cantonese, Japanese and English with English subtitles.
Light refreshments and Charity Function
Farewell My Concubine
(1993, 35mm color, 172 min)
In Mandarin with English subtitles
Download flyer to distribute (English)
Download flyer to distribute (Chinese)
Box Office opens 11:30 a.m.
General admission $10
USC University Park Campus, Eileen Norris Theatre, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles. Gate Entry 5, Parking Lot P ($7.00) Jefferson Blvd Entrance at McClintock Avenue.
Special thanks to USC Cinema & Television (Critical Studies), Miramax Films, Maggi Taste of Asia, Tai Seng Entertainment, DrunkenMaster.tv, End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation (ECSAF), Five Star Laser, Leslie Legacy Association (LLA), Ann Broecker, Anita Chan, David Chute, Hong Kong Vintage Pop Radio, Nadia Guidetti, HKEntReview.com, Eunice Hui, Chen Kaige, Jeannie Kang, Andy Klein, Dana Knowles, Jhemon Lee, Susanna Leung, Tara McPherson, Lisa Morton, Julie Ng, Phoenix Ng, LoveHKFilm.com, Parc Langdon, Susanna Leung, Brittany Philion, Jon Soo, Etchie Stroh, John Woo, Ashley Yao, and our community supporters Asian Professional Exchange (APEX), Click2Asia, LAFun.org, Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA-GLA), Project by Project Southern California, USC Asian Pacific Alumni Programs (APAA) and Young Generation Asian Professionals (YGAP). Plus, all the wonderful Leslie Cheung fans who spent time researching and contributing material to this event—our deepest gratitude.
Leslie Legacy Association (LLA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 to ensure fair and equal treatment of Leslie’s legacy in all forms. From candlelight vigils, film screenings, charity drives, appealing to government and the entertainment industry to grant Leslie his own star on the Avenue of Stars (which they succeeded), to lobbying major publishers from distributing inflammatory and distorted information on Leslie’s life— this organization is a force to be reckon with. Local chapters in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the United States…and growing.
Red Mission is a global alliance of Leslie fans united together to extend his Legacy and Charitable Spirit. The RED MISSION concept comes from a set of postcards titled R.E.D that Leslie had specially introduced to raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Foundation and is an acronym for Regain, Extend and Dream. The alliance will make every effort to Regain strength from the sorrow of losing Leslie so as to Extend his compassionate spirit by lending a helping hand to people in need. Activities include fundraising retrospectives and book publishing. Postcards from the Farewell My Concubine Art Exhibition at the Hong Kong Convention Center on Sept. 9-12, were donated by Red Mission, who organized the exhibit.
HKVP Radio is the world’s preferred Cantonese Internet radio station for Adult Contemporary Chinese pop music from the 1970s to the 1990s. Thousands of Cheung’s fans log on each day to request and dedicate songs, and interact with other fans at the forum and chat room. HKVP Radio’s song library includes a selection of Cheung’s greatest hits from the 80s and 90s, which are played in the daily rotation. The sister company of HKVP Radio, Parc Landon, Inc. is an international music talent agency and tour booking.