White Powder and Neon Lights

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / Hong Kong / 1947 / Bay Area Connection, Musical, Narrative / 94 mins / Cantonese with English subtitles / B&W / San Francisco Premiere

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Description

Out of the Vaults showcases films ripe for rediscovery. Thanks to the Hong Kong Film Archive, we are thrilled to highlight two San Francisco productions by the legendary Chinese American producer Joseph Sunn Jue and his Grandview Film Company. WHITE POWDER AND NEON LIGHTS is a Chinese American take on the age-old theatrical chestnut of “putting on a show.” Determined to start their own Cantonese opera company, a group of young Chinese actors in San Francisco hire a famous opera singer from China, but complications arise as she is spotted and courted by wealthy businessman.

WHITE POWDER AND NEON LIGHTS is a Chinese American take on the age-old theatrical chestnut of “putting on a show.” Determined to start their own Cantonese opera company, a group of young Chinese actors in San Francisco hire Miss Ha (Leung Bik-Yuk), a famous opera singer from China. Complications arise as she is spotted and courted by wealthy businessman Mister Sek (Tang Pui). But his intentions are considerably less than honorable. As a result of her constant absences, the opera company’s business suffers. Who will save the operahouse? How will the tensions be released? The finale, featuring a fresh new twist on a traditional opera song, is especially spectacular.

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White Powder and Neon Lights

The Great Star
March 18, 2014 9:00 pm
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