Cast: Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung
On the cusp of it’s 25th anniversary, CAAMFest is thrilled to bring HAPPY TOGETHER, one of Wong Kar-Wai’s most influential films to the big screen at Fort Mason Flix. For over two decades, this film is still considered one of the best LGBTQ+ films and was part of the New Queer Cinema movement in the 9o’s. HAPPY TOGETHER won Wong Kar-Wai a Best Director award at Cannes Film Festival. Wong Kar-Wai’s visual storytelling shines in this film with exquisite scenes shot in Hong Kong, Argentina and Taiwan.
In this seminal and gorgeous film, Ho Po-Wing (Leslie Cheung) and Lai Yiu-Fai (Tony Leung) are lovers who fight to keep their relationship together. As their lives get more complicated, their love for each other is challenged. The emotional performances by Cheung and Leung continue to be legendary for their intensity, complexity and humanity. This was very different portrayal of the LGBT community, when Hollywood representation was minimal and mostly problematic.
Join us as we cap off our Drive In experiences with a celebration of Wong Kar-Wai and his artistry. This screening is in partnership with the Roxie Theater.
Note: parental advisory this film has explicit language and situations.
HAPPY TOGETHER is the first screening at 6:30 PM as part of Drive In Day 3: Hong Kong Cinema Showcase. It is followed by THE WAY WE KEEP DANCING at 9:15 PM. Purchase a “Drive-In Ticket (Single Car)” ticket to enjoy an individual screening, or select a “Day 3 Double Feature Ticket (Single Car)” ticket if you would like to stay for both screenings!
About Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office:
Established in 1986, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco seeks to strengthen and broaden Hong Kong’s economic relations with 19 western states. The office also dedicates efforts to foster cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and the western states. Hong Kong is a dynamic and diverse cultural metropolis. The office is proud to be a presenting sponsor of CAAMFest 2021 and the Celebration of Hong Kong Cinema at FORT MASON FLIX.
With support from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO), CAAMFest 2021 will showcase and celebrate the diverse stories and storytellers from Hong Kong.
CAAMFest is a year away from turning the big 4-0. So at this year’s festival, we are starting the celebration early showcasing many iconic titles from our years past. Whether at Fort Mason FLIX or on our virtual showcase, join us as we rescreen these powerful narratives and documentaries.
On our last day at Fort Mason FLIX, we are thrilled to showcase classic and contemporary Hong Kong films.