Hong Kong | 1988 | Wong Kar-wai Mean Streets goes Hong Kong in Wong Kar-wai's electrifying debut movie, which signaled the arrival of an extraordinary new visual stylist. Andy Lau and Jackie Cheung play mobster pals (of dramatically different talents and temperaments) who are both trying to make it in the brutal Hong Kong underworld where macho posturing, ruthless vendettas, and explosive violence are a way of life. With Maggie Cheung. “Flashy, entertaining moviemaking…A must.” –Variety. New 4K restoration! Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. 102 min. As Tears Go By, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 12/11 thru 2/11 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12, and after opening the film, you have 72 hours to watch it. This movie is part of the seven-film series “The World of Wong Kar-wai.” A series pass costs $70. https://watch.eventive.org/wkwcleveland
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