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Goodbye, Dragon Inn

Film/Video

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Goodbye, Dragon Inn

Tsai Ming-liang, 2003

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Fri, Feb 11, 2005 7 PM
Sat, Feb 12, 2005 7 PM

From Taiwan, Goodbye, Dragon Inn is set entirely in a cavernous, leaking, movie palace where, onscreen, King Hu's 1966 sword-fighting epic Dragon Inn unfolds.
The real story is in the audience, comprised mostly of solitary characters—some gazing at the screen, others adrift in their own memories, wandering aimlessly, or searching for companionship. As the New York Times noted, the overall mood of the film is "both tartly comic and mournfully romantic.... Its simple, meticulously composed frames are full of mystery and feeling; it's an action movie that stands perfectly still." (82 mins.)

support credits

Season support provided by the Rohauer Collection Foundation and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.

Contemporary films, international films, and visiting filmmakers presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.