Monday, September 2, 2013
Prodigal Son - dir. Sammo Hung. 1981. BAM.
Awesome. A touch of authenticity was brought to the screening by the lousy projection at BAM. The film broke about halfway through. A dismayed woman in the audience shouted in Cantonese at the screen. Later, the, I don't know what you call it, the alignment of the frame was off, such that the bottom of the image was at the top and the top of the image was at the bottom, with a big black line between them. Took minutes to fix. Is this what it was like back in the day of the Chinatown movie circuits, when every Chinatown in the country had cheap theaters playing kungfu films all day?