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Film Series: Taipei Story

1985. Taiwan. Dir: Edward Yang. With Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Tsai Chin. 110 min.

The late Yang (Yi Yi, A Brighter Summer Day) directed fellow filmmaker Hou as one half of a young couple navigating the pushes and pulls of the Taiwanese capital’s growing pains. A new restoration elevates this quiet but powerful reflection on the modern Asian city and the allure of the American dream.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Yi Yi

2000. Taiwan/Japan. Dir: Edward Yang. With Nien-Jen Wu. 173 min.

Somber truths are brightened by rays of hope as a middle-class Taiwanese family navigates a year in modern Taipei. With every gorgeous frame, Yi Yi sprawls and dazzles as both a measure of the weight of the modern urban landscape and a meditation on what it means to be human.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free