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Binghamton University Harpur Cinema Presents: Chungking Express
October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$4
Harpur Cinema Presents: Chungking Express
Wong Kar Wai, Hong Kong 1994, 102 min
Friday, October 27, and Sunday, October 29: Lecture Hall 6, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. $4 Single Admission.
The whiplash, double-pronged “Chungking Express” is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Faye Wong) works. Anything goes in Wong’s gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer, which cemented the sex appeal of its gorgeous stars and forever turned canned pineapple and the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” into tokens of romantic longing.