From moving documentaries to action packed comedies, it looks like we’re welcoming the month of March with an artistic mixture of some great talents. And what a great way to welcome Spring, as we get ready to slip on our sandals and appreciate comedy, investigation, and social-changing inspired art.
Let The Bullets Fly
A film by Jiang Wen
When and Where: March 2 in Cinema Village, NYC and Laemmle NoHo 7 in Los Angeles, March 9 at 4-Star in San Francisco
A 2010 action comedy film written and directed by Jiang Wen, “Let The Bullets Fly” is a stunning mix of dark comedy and eye-popping violence. In China, this action-comedy starring Chow Yun-Fat has become the highest-grossing domestic film of all time. Set in 1920s Sichuan, the film tells the tale of the bandit “Pocky” Zhang Mazi, who poses as a local governor in a dusty town- but finds himself at odds with the local mobster, who is not eager to share his turf with another drifter.
Enemies of the People
What: DVD Release
Special two-disc DVD set with 6 hours of bonus features and accompanied by a special 28-page booklet by Old Street Films.
When: Feb 28, 2012
“Enemies of The People” is a documentary following investigative journalist Thet Sambath. Sambath spends a decade of his life gaining the trust of the men and women who perpetrated The Khmer Rouge slaughters that killed nearly two million people in the late 1970s.
‘Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles
When: Now through May 25, 2012
Where: EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE, 301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park California 91754
For art lovers in Southern California, Monterey Park’s Vincent Price Art Museum is currently showcasing the work of five multitasking Angelenos in the exhibit Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles, running through May 25.
These artists are responsible for creating collections of paintings, sketches, and photographs all while living through the social changes Chinese Americans faced in the aftermath of World War II. The exhibition explores the art and lives of these five Los Angeles-based artists through more than 100 works, including paintings, watercolors, preproduction sketches, drawings, sketchbooks, photographs, and film clips.
Exhibition-related programs include a Curator Walk-through on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. and a Panel Discussion (guests TBD) on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.