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John Woo retrospective in Calgary July 18-20, 2003


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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Max Leung

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Posted July 16 2003 - 04:37 PM

http://www.info.gov.....24/0624115.htm

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Hong Kong Film Festival to make its debut in Calgary
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The first Hong Kong Film Festival (HKFF) ever staged in Calgary will showcase seven of the best films directed by international renowned Hong Kong director John Woo. The HKFF is launched in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver from late June to late July to mark the sixth anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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Presented by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Canada)(HKETO), with the full support of Fairchild Radio FM94.7 in Calgary as its producer, the HKFF entitled "Gems from Asia's Hollywood - A Retrospect of John Woo" will be screened on July 18, 19 and 20 at The Uptown (612-8th Avenue SW) in Calgary. Proceeds of the film festival will be donated to Alberta Children's Hospital.

The seven films to be showcased at Calgary's Uptown theatre on July 18, 19 and 20 are: Hard-Boiled, Shaolin Men, To Hell with the Devil, The Killer (subject to change), Laughing Times, A Better Tomorrow and A Better Tomorrow II.

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(listens to the silence)
Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him...a super-callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Jason Whyte

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Posted July 16 2003 - 04:57 PM

Max,

I would certainly attend if I lived in Calgary; my sister does, so maybe in the future if there's a big one with talent attending, I may consider it.

I'm assuming John Woo isn't attending. Posted Image

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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Max Leung

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Posted July 16 2003 - 05:01 PM

Heh. Tell your sister...then she can tell her testosterone-laden friends to go. Posted Image
Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him...a super-callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

Gamesh....

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted July 16 2003 - 06:15 PM

John Woo is still working, so I wouldn't think this qualifies as a retrospective.
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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Jordan_E

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Posted July 17 2003 - 05:08 AM

Years ago, Mr. John Woo attended a similar event at the Seattle Art Museum and he was extremely gracious. After each showing (I went to screenings of THE KILLER and HARD BOILED) he stood outside and signed everything everyone brought. I had him sign a photo of his "trademark" guns pose from THE KILLER and it's a treasured item.
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