[Opening Night] Revenge of the Green Dragons*
Watch the Trailer
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30PM
Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA
(T: Harvard Square)
*TICKETS PURCHASED ONLINE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT WILL CALL.
Opening Night Tickets: $15 for members/early bird, $18 general admission, $20 at the door
NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE
2014 | 94 mins | USA | Action/Drama
Directed by Andrew Loo, Andrew Lau
Executive Producer Martin Scorsese
Followed by Q&A with Directors Andrew Lau & Andrew Loo, Executive Director Alan Pao and Cast Members Carl Li, Shing Ka, Celia Au, and Geoff Lee
*This film is Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content.
In the vein of crime classics like MEAN STREETS and INFERNAL AFFAIRS, REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang "The Green Dragons". The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill- fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out for revenge on the very gang who made him who he is. From acclaimed Director Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, and legendary Executive Producer Martin Scorsese comes a brilliant mix between a Hong Kong action film and a New York City crime thriller, portraying the never-before-told true story of "The Green Dragons".
Andrew Lau (Director, Producer) is an internationally renowned director. Lau joined Shaw Brothers Studio after graduation in 1980 as part of the camera crew. Lau became a cinematographer in 1985 and shot City of Fire and Chungking Express which showcased his ability to masterfully capture the intrinsic quality of vivid metropolitan images and to optimize
his distinct filming techniques.
Lau has directed more than 30 movies since his directorial debut Against All in 1991, including the Young & Dangerous series, The Stormriders and the Infernal Affairs Trilogy. Infernal Affairs has won more than 20 awards and was later remade by director Martin Scorsese into the Academy Award Winning film The Departed, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson. Afterwards, Lau directed the remake of the famous Japanese comic film Initial D which raked in over 33 million HKD at the domestic box office. This carved out a path for Lau to make films outside of Hong Kong including Daisy, filmed in South Korea, and the Hollywood production The Flock.
Andrew Loo (Director, Writer) is an Asian American writer/director/producer originally from Los Angeles, California now living in Hong Kong. He is a graduate of Brown University with a B.A. Degree in Fine Arts, and a member of the Director's Guild of America. Loo’s previous producing credits include Sausalito and The Flock for Andrew Lau, Chinese Box, The Center of the World and Snow Flower & the Secret Fan for Wayne Wang, and The
Empress and the Warriors for Ching Siu Tung. Loo’s Writer/Director credits include It Had to Be You and Equinox, an urban thriller set in China scheduled to lens in late 2014.
Executive Producer: Martin Scorsese, Steve Squillante, Deepak Nayar, Claudie Chung, Alan Poe, Michael Bassick, Art Spigel, Steven Chao
Harry Shum Jr.
The Opening Night Film is sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Organization.