Passport to World Cinema Series: Drug War

Levitt Auditorium

Presented by the School of Film and the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS), the "Passport to World Cinema" monthly film series features the past year's strongest cinema from around the globe. Each of the screenings – shown on 35mm film – will include a notable international film title from the recent film festival circuit and a post-screening talkback led by a local film connoisseur.

This month features "Drug War," a Chinese-Hong Kong film directed and produced by Johnnie To. The film stars Sun Honglei as police captain Zhang who partners with a drug lord named Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) after he is arrested. To avoid the death penalty, Choi agrees to reveal information about his partners who operate a cocaine ring. Zhang grows suspicious of Choi's honesty as several police officers began a raid on the drug ring.

Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both University of the Arts ID holders and PFS members.

Presenter Bio
Rob Buscher, programming director of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, is a film and media specialist who has worked in many aspects of film including production, administration and distribution. His expertise is East Asian and Japanese cinema although he has worked as a professional film programmer in a wide variety of genres. Some of his career highlights include co-founding Zipangu Fest, the U.K.'s premier Japanese film festival, co-hosting and programming Philadelphia Japan Arts Matsuri Tohoku Earthquake charity film festival and creating the Japanese Cinema Studies curriculum at Arcadia University. Rob is an active member of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia and serves on the National Strategic Planning Committee of Japanese American Citizens League.

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