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Raining in the Mountain

Monday Oct 28, 2019 7:30 PM This is a past program
The UCLA Film & Television Archive presents classic film and contemporary cinema in the Hammer's Billy Wilder Theater. Archive tickets are $9 general admission and free for UCLA students.

The Glamorous Boys of Tang

Los Angeles premiere

Visual artist Su Hui-Yu conjures scenes from a famously unproduced Taiwanese cult film from the 1980s, Tang Chao Cho Li, as a series of mesmerizing, erotic, and gory tableaux. (2018, dir. Su Hui-Yu, DCP, color, 15 min.)

Raining in the Mountain

Los Angeles restoration premiere

Two rival groups of thieves arrive at a remote Buddhist monastery to steal an ancient sutra manuscript. Meanwhile, the monastery itself is rife with intrigue as the monks vie to succeed their aging abbot. The second of two classic epics—the other being Legend of the Mountain—shot in Korea by legendary director King Hu, Raining in the Mountain is a late-career masterpiece presented here in a new restoration. (1979, dir. King Hu, DCP, color, 120 min.)