The San Francisco Film Society is hosting the third incarnation of Hong Kong Cinema October 4 – 6 at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco. The festival highlights the best innovative and exciting films to come out of Hong Kong, one of the world’s most important film hubs. In addition to exhibiting the present state of film making in Hong Kong, as well as a glimpse of where it’s going, the festival will hold a tribute to Lau Kar-leung (aka Liu Chia-liang), a master of kung-fu choreography who recently passed. Advance tickets are available on the San Francisco Film Society’s official website.

A list of the full line up with directors is below:


5:30pm Opening Night reception at Paul Mahder Gallery
7:00pm Opening Night film Bends (Flora Lau, 2013)
9:30pm Blind Detective (Johnnie To, 2013)


2:00pm Bends (Flora Lau, 2013)
4:00pm The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Lau Kar-leung, 1977)
6:30pm The Last Tycoon (Wong Jing, 2012)
9:00pm The Great War: Director’s Cut (Yan Yan Mak, 2013)


1:15pm The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (Lau Kar-leung, 1984)
3:30pm The Last Tycoon (Wong Jing, 2012)
6:00pm A Complicated Story w/ Director Kiwi Chow in person (2013)
8:45pm Conspirators (Oxide Pang, 2013)