【Change Programme Date 】 A Tribute to Director Lung Kong
September 21, 2014
Please note that the date of programme has changed from 4 Oct to 11 Oct because of the recent social movement.
A Tribute to Director Lung Kong This screening is a tribute to the lately deceased legendary director Mr Lung Kong, the man who brought new momentum into the then stagnant Cantonese film industry; the man who put social issues and even controversies at the core of his movies. We won’t forget how The Story of a Discharged Prisoner (1967) inspired John Wu, or the exciting narratives in Teddy Girls (1969) that led us into better understanding of this group of youth. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (1970) together with Hiroshima 28 (1974) might have put the director in a turmoil, yet both serve as important remarks of the era. Mr Lung Kong’s visions and the way he handled Cantonese films are great inspirations to film makers of our time.
We have chosen two films directed by Mr Lung Kong to be screened in ACO: Teddy Girls (1969) and Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (1970). A short video Yesterday? Today? Tomorrow? (2001) by cultural scholar Au-Yeung Shing will also be screened in response to Mr Lung Kong’s contribution.
A sharing session will be hosted by ACO after the screening. Our guest speakers will try to recall bits and pieces that are special about Mr Lung Kong as they remember him. The best way of remembering someone is by talking about him. In this particular form of sharing we wish Mr Lung Kong’s legacy could live on.
*This event is conducted mainly in Cantonese. English subtitle available for two movies by Lung Kong. **An exhibition of Mr Lung Kong’s pictures is open at the time. Please feel free to contact us for details.
Host: Art and Culture Outreach (ACO) Date: October 4, 2014 (Sat) Time:3:00pm-9:30pm Venue: ACO ( 14/F Foo Tak Building, 365-367 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai)
Session one: 3:00pm-5:00pm screening: Teddy Girls (1969) Session two: 7:00pm-8:00pm screening: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (1970) Session three: 8:00pm-8:30pm screening: Yesterday? Today? Tomorrow? (2001) Session four: 8:30pm-9:30pm Sharing: Director Lung Kong, the way he lives in our memory
Guests: Mr Shu Kei (Film Critic, Chair of School of Film and Television, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts) Ms Fu Wai Yee, Winnie (Film Curator) Mr Au-Yeung Shing (Lecturer in the School of Sociology of the University of Hong Kong) Moderator: Ms May Fung (Chair of ACO)
About the Films:
Teddy Girls (1969) Director: Lung Kong Scriptwriter: Lung Kong Produced by Hong Kong Eng Wah Company With Chinese and English subtitle. Length: 111 min
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (1970) Original Title: The Plague Director: Lung Kong Scriptwriter: Lung Kong Produced by Hong Kong Eng Wah Company With Chinese and English subtitle. Length: 72 min
Yesterday?Today?Tomorrow? (2001) Director: Au-Yeung Shing Length: 15min Subtitle not available.
Enquiries︰ 2893 4808 / firstname.lastname@example.org
*This event is free of charge. Donations on site are welcome. About ACO Art and Culture Outreach (ACO) is a local charity. We are a multi-cultural space consist of an independent bookstore, food exhibition, event venue and rooftop garden and many more. The development of civic society and local art and culture are always at the core of our concerns.