Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Carnish Culture: God of Cookery

Join me for a late night treat this Friday at my favorite movie house in LA - the Silent Movie Theatre. Brilliantly run by the Cinefamily, this month's FRIDAY MIDNIGHTS series ("Far East Funnies") is going culinary slapstick.

Friday, June 26, 2009 | midnight
Those familiar with Chinese box office powerhouse Stephen Chow only through his recent import releases Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer and now CJ7, will be in for a pleasant surprise with this rare showing of his comedy masterpiece. God of Cookery, a send-up of the Triad gangster genre in the gag-a-second style of Mel Brooks, is shot through with a lethally black sense of humor, full of delirious wildly-paced physical comedy and dense pop culture references, and is filmed in gorgeous 35mm 'Scope. Chow plays the ultimate Iron Chef, a culinary con humiliated by a competitor and deposed (literally) from his throne. From there, it's a steep climb back to the top, as Chow navigates culinary gangs, Shaolin monks, hit men and divine intervention itself in this one-of-a-kind slapstick genre stir fry.
Dirs. Stephen Chow & Li Lik-Chi, 1996, 35mm, 95 min.
$10 Buy Tickets

Watch a clip here

The Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre
611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036; 323-655-2510

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