Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
This event is SOLD OUT. There will be a STAND-BY line at the west doors (closest to Almont Dr.) with STAND-BY numbers given out starting at approximately 5:30 pm. The number of STAND-BY tickets available (if any) will be determined shortly before the start of the performance.
After his brief visit to the Academy for The Grandmaster three years ago, Wong Kar Wai returns for an in-depth discussion of his cinematic style and full career with acclaimed writer-director Matthew Weiner. Preceded by clips and insight on Wong provided by biographer John Powers, the conversation will provide personal reflections from the filmmaker himself in a rare Los Angeles appearance.
Born in Shanghai but raised in Hong Kong, Wong began his career as a television and film screenwriter before making his directorial debut with the 1988 gangster movie As Tears Go By. Over the next quarter century, he made a series of films whose inventive style and melancholy romanticism made him one of the most emulated figures in world cinema. While Wong’s early masterworks like Days of Being Wild and Chungking Express crackled with the joys and agonies of youth, he tackled middle-aged love and regret in 2046 and In the Mood for Love, which a 2012 Sight & Sound poll of international critics and filmmakers named the 24th greatest film of all time. Wong’s wide-ranging work also includes the noirish comic-drama Fallen Angels, the prize-winning gay love story Happy Together and two unique martial arts epics, Ashes of Time and The Grandmaster.