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Sunday Movie: 1:00pm May 6 at the BCP Theater - "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (USA/Taiwan - 2000)

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"The Clubhouse" in the BCP Hex Room offers food and drink - including popcorn - available for purchase.  These items may be taken into the theater, but please clean up after yourselves so we don't have to hire a janitor.     
There is no admission charge, but we do ask for donations to support BCP and the Film Club program. 

Upcoming Films:
  • May 13 - City Lights - Charlie Chaplin (USA Silent Film - 1931)
  • May 20 - Down the Fence (USA Documentary - 2017)
  • May 27 - Cocoon (USA - 1985)
This week's movie: 

Sunday, May 6 @ 1:00pm - Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (USA, Taiwan, China) - 2 hours

Ratings:  7.9 - IMDB,  97% - Rotten Tomatoes, 4/4 - Roger Ebert   (Rated "PG-13")    Winner of 4 Academy Awards

From Roger Ebert: 
The best martial arts movies have nothing to do with fighting and everything to do with personal excellence. Their heroes transcend space, gravity, the limitations of the body and the fears of the mind. In a fight scene in a Western movie, it is assumed the fighters hate each other. In a martial arts movie, it's more as if the fighters are joining in a celebration of their powers.

Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" is the most exhilarating martial arts movie I have seen. It stirred even the hardened audience at the 8:30 a.m. press screening at Cannes last May. There is a sequence near the beginning of the film involving a chase over rooftops, and as the characters run up the sides of walls and leap impossibly from one house to another, the critics applauded, something they rarely do during a film, and I think they were relating to the sheer physical grace of the scene. It is done so lightly, quickly, easily.

The film stars Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh, veteran martial arts stars who have extraordinary athletic abilities (as Jackie Chan and many of the other stars of the genre also do). Two other key characters are played by Zhang Ziyi (as Jen Yu) and Cheng Pei Pei (as Jade Fox). Long rehearsal and training went into their scenes, but what's unusual about "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" is the depth and poetry of the connecting story, which is not just a clothesline for action scenes, but has a moody, romantic and even spiritual nature.

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David van Harn

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