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Essential Cinema Gets Funnier, Global

Essential Cinema Gets Funnier, Global

This week, I stopped by the final installment of the latest Austin Film Society Essential Cinema Series. This series was “Films of Greater China,” and the final entry was Li Yang’s somber and suspenseful 2003 drama Blind Shaft. Fantastic to see it on the big screen. The next series, which I will sadly miss, is going to lighten things up a bit. The collection will be “Global Comedy,” and begins on June 3 with Alain Resnais’ Private Fears in Public Places. Other international hits in the series will include Stephen Chow’s totally entertaining Kung Fu Hustle (June 10), Michel Hazanavicius’ recent stateside release, OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (July 22), and Eran Kolirin’s beloved Israeli success, The Band’s Visit (July 29). Click here for details on the entire series.

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