I'd be the first to admit a whole schedule of HK Action filcks would be a bit much, but I don't recall Geddes actually filling a schedule with them. It must be said, though, that his love for the form comes from working as the projectionist at the Golden Harvest cinema on Spadina before it closed and running the Kung Fu Friday's shows at The Royal Cinema out in Toronto's Little Italy district for the past several years, so perhaps he realized he needed to lean way from so much Asian - not just Hong Kong - material to please the masses. Problem is, the films have become even more of a mixed bag in terms of audience response. Personally, I still think the Asian filmmakers in general, and not just those from Hong Kong, are making the most inventive, resourceful, Midnight Madness-worthy films of any culture. But as I said in my previous post, I do have a bias myself: were I the programmer at Midnight Madness, I'd probably stuff at least half the schedule with films from all over Asia (goodness knows, I can think of several I've seen this year that would more than qualify for inclusion). Say what you will about RAHTREE, and I might even be inclined to agree with you had I seen it on video rather than in a theatreful of like-minded people, but that thing moved, man. Barely a dull moment, plenty of colourful character actors instead of the usual cast of prettyboys and pop tarts Thai filmmakers tend to rely on, and an admirable willingness to stay true to its intentions right through to the end. Oh yeah, and I just remembered the dumbest question of the evening posed to the director of that film. Someone asked him about the "nickname" of the lead actress and how such nicknames came about in the Thai culture (I've since come to think he was ignorantly mixing up Thai and Filipino culture, since the latter is known for strange (to us only) English given names). Otherwise, since there were no subs on the credits of the film, I'm assuming this chap was getting it from the festival guide or from some online source, in which case he could've dug a little deeper online for an answer instead of posing it to a filmmaker who's English is limited and who is probably not that aware of the practise in the first place (which was certainly evidenced by his rather puzzled response). "Excuse me, Wong Kar-wai, enough about your film, could you explain to the audience why Tony Leung is sometimes called "Little Tony Leung" and also why he has an italian first name?" Waaaahhh!