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A Chinese Festival of Films

February 7, 2013, 2:22 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 7:14 PM
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Heritage, culture, identity, activism and more will be onscreen at the Palace Theater on February 8 and February 10, for the 6th Annual Chinese Film Fest.

On Friday, a full-length documentary on the contemporary artist-activist Ai Weiwei will be shown at 7 p.m. Alison Klayman directs this powerful film on the “Beijng Andy Warhol.”

Weiwei has many labels, but it is apparent that his massive creativity is fueled, and not shackled by the constraints of his country.

He seeks, provokes, creates and unleashes dangerous ideas from a country, that to the outside world, would rather strangle dissension and democracy, than allow a seed full of ideals to survive. Rated R.

On Sunday, two films will be shown. At 2:30 p.m., a historical drama will unfold with the story Sacrifice. The story depicts a family slaughtered, save for a newborn, who is then reared with the goal of retribution and revenge. This film is rated R.

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let bullets flyAt 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Chow Yun-Fat will star in Let the Bullets Fly. This unrated comedic thriller follows a train robber and con-artist turned Governor’s Counselor to bilk the town of their wealth. Expect a lot of action and laughs.

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Tickets are $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, and $6 for Stars of the Palace.

 

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