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Killer flicks and pho

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Rodan brings a somewhat tonier selection to its excellent May program of Sunday night Asian films, Soupline Cinema.

Here's the lineup:

May 3: Days of Being Wild, Wong Kar Wai's 1991 romance between Maggie Cheung and Leslie Cheung, set in 1960 Hong Kong, and Wan Guchan's 1941 Princess Iron Fan, an animated adaptation of a Chinese folk tale.

May 10: Hirokazu Kore-eda's 2004 drama Nobody Knows, portraying with documentary precision and evoacative natural performances a story of four kids suriviving in a cramped Tokyo apartment after their mom skips town.

May 17: Akira Kurosawa's 1949 noir Stray Dog, starring Toshiro Mifune, and Hua Shan's 1975 superhero romp The Super Inframan

May 24: Yasujiro Ozu's 1959 satire of suburbanization Good Morning and Ronny Yu's 1993 fantasy epic with Leslie Cheung and Brigitte Lin, The Bride with White Hair

May 31: Sammo Hung's 1980 martial arts ghost story Encounters of the Spooky Kind and Ang Hun Tranh's 1993 lyrical Saigon-set domestic drama The Scent of Green Papaya

Co-presented by Odd Obsession Video, the free screenings begin at 6 PM and include $3 bowls of Vientanamese pho – beef, tofu and noodle soup – and $3 Three Floyds drafts.  Then from 10 PM to 2 AM, live video and audio mixing.  At Rodan, 1530 N. Milwaukee. 

 

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