Film Venues Archives: AMC River East 21

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Collection of four film stills representing the Best of CineYouth 2022

Best of CineYouth 2022

  Various

  Canada, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, United Kingdom, United States     92 minutes

Synopsis

Best of Fest showcases 10 winning shorts from CineYouth 2022 and includes passionate documentaries, surreal comedies, and deeply personal stories by young filmmakers from around the globe.

Screenings & Events

Screening

Sat, Oct 15 @ 11:00am CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Media

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wo hu cang long

  Ang Lee

  Taiwan, Hong Kong, United States, China     120 minutes

Synopsis

Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat (Zhang Ziyi) prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy—and the inescapable, enduring power of love. Set against 19th-century China’s breathtaking landscape, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the action-packed, box office smash from acclaimed director Ang Lee (Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm) featuring stunning martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix).

Sony Pictures Classics 30th Anniversary screening

 Mandarin with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Screening

Sat, Oct 15 @ 2:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

Media

Film Credits

  •   Bill Kong, Hsu Li-Kong, Ang Lee
  •   Wang Hui-Ling, James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai
  •   Tim Squyres
  •   Wang Jian-Quo
  •   Peter Pau
  •   Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Sihung Lung, Cheng Pei-Pei
  •   Tan Dun
  •   Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia, Good Machine International, Edko Films, Zoom Hunt Productions, China Film Co-Production Corp., Asian Union Film & Entertainment Ltd.
  •   2000

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Collection of four animated film stills representing Shorts Program 9

Shorts 9: Outside the Lines (Family Friendly Animation)

  Various

  Belgium, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States     74 minutes

Synopsis

This group of fun, energetic, emotional, and beautifully made animated works will capture the imaginations of audiences of all ages. Featuring works by Solène Bosseboeuf, Flore Dechorgnat, Tiphaine Klein, Auguste Lefort, Antoine Rossi, Bret Parker, Chiang Yao, Wendy Wai Yi Kong, India Barnardo, Sean McCarron, Ana Gusson, Kris Theorin and Britt Raes.

A father takes his baby out for a leisurely kayaking trip, which turns out to be not so relaxing in Kayak (France). Pete (US) is a coming-of-age story about not conforming to gender norms, and the champions whose support makes all the difference. Mr. Cat’s severe fear of water has stopped him from achieving his dreams, until one day he makes a new friend who motivates him to persevere Impurrfection (Taiwan). A farm boy falls in love at first sight with a mysterious girl riding a Cow (Hong Kong). An epic battle breaks out between a cat and a moth in order to win the perfect spot on the couch in Cat and Moth (UK). An eccentric boy has trouble fitting in at school due to his obsession with crows in Corvine (Canada). A pre-teen is caught between what her mother wants her to be, and what she wants for herself in Pivot (Canada). A family is visited by a mysterious and invisible being with a taste for TV in Grump in the Night (US). A small child befriends a giant rock who seems to have lost its home in Luce and the Rock (Belgium).

Screenings & Events

Screening

Sun, Oct 23 @ 2:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available to stream anywhere in the United States.

Sponsors

Cultural Supporters (for Corvine, Pivot)

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Collection of four experimental film stills representing Shorts Program 8

Shorts 8: Whirlwinds (Experimental)

  Various

  Argentina, Belgium, Denmark, Iran, United States     83 minutes

Synopsis

Radical tools are at play in this daring collection of shorts that take viewers on an experience like no other. Featuring works by Crystal Z Campbell, Jeppe Lange, María Silvia Esteve, Marayam Tafakory, and Maxime Jean-Baptiste. 

An archive of pareidolia, a condition in which someone sees a pattern or image of something that does not exist, is narrated by a descendent of exodusters in Revolver (US). Abyss (Denmark) is a chain of 10,000 images found through Google’s reverse image search. A primal chaos takes place as artificial consciousness is formed. The Spiral (Argentina) chronicles a woman’s downward spiral as an anxiety attack discloses a complex labyrinth of emotions and fears. Since 1979, Iranian filmmakers have been prohibited from depicting men and women touching on screen. Since then, directors have relied on cinematic tricks to represent intimate moments and powerful emotions. Nazarbazi (Iran) collages these moments into a powerful poem about love and desire. Moune Ô (Belgium) repurposes footage from a film premiere’s party to reveal the survival of colonial inheritance within the western collective unconscious.

Note: The film Nazarbazi is not available as part of the streaming program.

Screenings & Events

Screening

Tue, Oct 18 @ 6:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available to stream anywhere in the United States.

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Collection of four film stills representing Shorts Program 7

Shorts 7: Sudden Waves (Black Perspectives)

  Various

  Ghana, United States     92 minutes

Synopsis

This suite of films revels in themes of memory, grief, and joy. Featuring works by Julian Turner, Sharrifa Ali, Alex Mallis and Titus Khapar, Shanrica Evans, Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena Harold and dream hampton.

Set in the early 1960s, a budding soul music label brings in a savvy group of local teenage musicians to offer feedback and inspiration to its early signees in Big Three (US). Audrey, a New York City comedian who can make a joke of any situation, faces a staggering challenge in the beautiful mountains of Oregon in You Go Girl (US). In Shut Up and Paint (US), painter Titus Kaphar shifts to film in the face of an art market seeking to silence his activism. A former astronaut struggles to connect with her unborn child after the loss of her partner in Amina (US). In Gospel Hill (US), two University of Virginia workers share a drink and conversation at a local nightclub. The sons of fisherman Sowah and Okai cope with the loss of their eldest brother, who drowned during a fishing expedition, in Tsutsué (Ghana). A disappearing Black city is filled with flooded basements in Freshwater (US), a meditation on the fluid nature of memory.

Screenings & Events

Screening

Thu, Oct 20 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Austin Town Hall

Screening

Sat, Oct 22 @ 1:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available to stream anywhere in the United States.