This weekend: Ashes of Time Redux!

January 22, 2009

If you're ready to go to the mattresses with us over the cancellation of The Godfather, Part II: The Coppola Restoration, we have some good news that we think will make you reconsider. We're giving you another movie of guarded, brooding souls that meditates on mortality and the inexorable passage of time.

This Friday, January 23, and Saturday, January 24, the Ragtag Cinema will present special midnight screenings of Wong Kar-Wai's fragmented, eye-popping, and altogether extraordinary wuxia reverie, Ashes of Time Redux.  Wong has re-edited, re-scored and digitally remastered his 1994 tale of epic longing, adding the rich timbre of Yo-Yo Ma's cello, improving the story's overall coherence, and intensifying the colors of DP Christopher Doyle's stunningly psychedelic palette. Lead by the most fetching stars of Hong Kong cinema and filled with shot after shot of rapturous textures, Ashes of Time Redux is surely one of the most exciting movies of 2008.