ACMI and Fireflies Press present
Goodbye, Dragon Inn
A screening of the modern day classic (restored to 4K) in celebration of Nick Pinkerton's new book on Goodbye, Dragon Inn. Australian premiere.
A beautiful love poem to the movies.
In an old Taipei movie theatre, on the eve of a "temporary closing", King Hu’s 1967 wuxia classic Dragon Inn plays to a dwindling audience. Lonely souls cruise the aisles for companionship while two actors from Hu’s film watch themselves writ large, perhaps for the last time. Cited by award-winning Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) as “THE best film of the past 125 years”, Tsai Ming-liang’s 2003 film Goodbye Dragon Inn is a modern-day classic; restored to 4K digital for a new generation of cinema fans to discover.
Please note this session is a screening only. The launch of Nick Pinkerton's new book on Goodbye, Dragon Inn will be held on Fri 12 Mar in the ACMI Shop with a drink on arrival – tickets available here.
READ: Chasing the Film Spirit
Tsai Ming-liang, Metrograph, 2016
READ: Interview with Tsai Ming-liang
Huei-Yin Chen, Film Comment, Apr 2015
READ: Why now is the perfect time to watch Goodbye, Dragon Inn
James Balmont, Little White Lies, Nov 2020
WATCH: Lee Kang-Sheng Through the Eyes of Tsai Ming-liang
Michelle Cho, Mubi, Nov 2020
READ: Great Directors: Tsai Ming-liang
Darren Hughes, Senses of Cinema, May 2003
Sun 14 Mar 2021
Viewers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
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In line with current Government requirements, and to ensure your safety, we have reduced the seating capacity for this event.