The Great War

Showtimes

Film runs Tue, Jul 2 through Wed, Jul 3.

Tue, Jul 2

6:45pm

Wed, Jul 3

12:30pm

The Great War
大戰放映會 | Yan Yan Mak, 2013
Hong Kong | 97 minutes

Director Yan Yan Mak and members of Grasshopper and Softhard in person for Q&A at Gala Presentation on July 2 (special ticket price: $15). Director in person for Q&A at July 3 screening.

A surprisingly personal and revealing documentary about the concert battle between legendary Cantopop band Grasshopper and hip hop duo Softhard. Directed by Yan Yan Mak (Butterfly, Merry-Go-Round) doesn't just fill out the running time with interviews and performance footage, but also shows the concert from the point of view of several audience members (including a Hong Kong legislative council member). With this, Mak takes the show beyond the entertainment industry bubble to show a broader perspective to convey what these pop culture events mean to the audience.

Series: New York Asian Film Festival 2013

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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