The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco (HKETO San Francisco) sponsored LAAPFF Presents: Hong Kong Generations of Cinema, a special one-day showcase of Hong Kong films for the second consecutive year. The event this year successfully concluded on September 17 (Los Angeles time) at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles.
Curated by the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF), Hong Kong Generations of Cinema celebrated Hong Kong's diverse storytelling talent that has captivated audience all over the globe. The lineup featured filmmaking from different decades, including "Come Drink with Me", the timeless 1966 masterpiece by King Hu starring action heroes Cheng Pei-pei and Elliot Ngok. Also shown was "Executioners" by Johnnie To, the 1993 follow-up film to "Heroic Trio" screened last year starring Hong Kong cinema icons Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh, and Anita Mui; and "An Autumn's Tale", a 1987 romantic drama by Mabel Cheung featuring the talented Chow Yun-fat and Cherie Chung.
Delivering her remarks after a special reception, the Director of HKETO San Francisco, Ms Jacko Tsang, said that the office was honored to work with Visual Communications, the organisation behind the LAAPFF, to bring the showcase to Los Angeles again. She added that the event was made possible by the support of the Film Development Fund and Create Hong Kong, a dedicated office spearheading the Government's support for the development of the creative industries in Hong Kong.
"While the showcase focuses on classic Hong Kong films, the Hong Kong film industry is experiencing a remarkable revival. Local productions have achieved record-breaking box office success in the past two years. The Hong Kong Government is determined to inject new impetus into Hong Kong cinema by implementing different measures under the Film Development Fund," Ms Tsang said.
The showcase was well-received by film enthusiasts and Hong Kong communities in Los Angeles.
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