Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New print of A City of Sadness showing at the Yerba Buena Center

A new print of A City of Sadness will be screened at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on November 5th and 8th. Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien, the movie is a historical film set in Taiwan soon after Japan's withdrawal from the island. It follows the tumultuous lives of the Lin family in the aftermath of the violence surrounding the 228 Incident in 1947 and the cultural conflicts between the newly-arrived mainland Chinese and the native Taiwanese.

The film was the first to deal directly with the sensitive topic of “White Terror” which was imposed on the Taiwanese people by the Kuomintang (KMT) government in the post-war period. This new 157-minute film is considered one of director Hou’s masterpieces. It won the Golden Lion award at the 1989 Venice Film Festival.

Shown in 35mm print, the film is subtitled in English. For more information, please visit

Show times are:
Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 8th at 4:30 pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is located at 701 Mission Street, San Francisco.
Tickets are $8 each.

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