Red Cliff Screening
Movie Screening presented by the Graduate Student Association and the Asia Institute
Thursday, November 12, 2009
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
James Bridges Theater
Melnitz Movies, in co-sponsorship with the Asia Institute presents Red Cliff, the most expensive Chinese film ever made and the first collaboration between John Woo and Tony Leung since the 1992 classic Hard Boiled. This breathtaking war epic, immortalized in the classic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, brings to the screen the legendary tale of the Battle of Red Cliff that heralded the end of the Han Dynasty in 208 AD. Vastly outnumbered by Han General Cao Cao's brutal, fast-approaching army, two troublesome warlords band together to mount a heroic campaign – unrivaled in history – that changed the face of China forever.
"Red Cliff scales the heights. It balances character, grit, spectacle and visceral action in a meaty, dramatically satisfying pie that delivers on the hype." -Derek Elley, VARIETY
"Woo weaves incidents together with astonishing dexterity, proving himself a worthy heir of the Kurosawa-Peckinpah tradition of superior dialectic montage and movement." -Christoph Huber, CINEMASCOPE
DIRECTOR: John Woo
WRITERS: Terence Chang, Woo, Khan Chan
CAST: Tony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Chang Chen
A Magnet Releasing film
In Mandarin with English subtitles
All movies are FREE to UCLA students, staff, faculty and guests. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis (ONE ticket per person) at the Melnitz box office the day of the screening, one hour before showtime.
Sponsor(s): Asia Institute, Graduate Students Association