OPENING NIGHT FILM

FIRST NIGHT NERVES

THUR, Apr 11, 7:00PM
Directed by Stanley Kwan | Hong Kong | 2018

It’s the week before opening night of Two Sisters, the anticipated new play starring Yuan Xiuling, returning to acting after a five-year retirement, and He Yuwen, the starlet who supplanted her as the queen of Hong Kong entertainment. As the rivals joust during rehearsals and avoid each other off stage, their backstage team–from the all-controlling director to the bustling young assistants–dance around their every move to ensure a hitch-free opening.

Admission includes a pre-screening reception from 5:30-7PM in the Ultrastar lobby. After the screening, please join us for an After Party at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse.

 


CLOSING NIGHT FILM

ED LADKI KO DEKHA TOH AISA LAGA

THUR Apr 18, 7:00PM
Directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar | India | 2019

In a dark theater, Sweety collides with Sahil in the kind of classic meet-cute that sparks thousands of Bollywood romances. But Sweety has a secret, one she doesn’t have time to tell Sahil while he’s in the throes of infatuation, and one she can’t tell her conservative Hindi family that expects her to fall in love with a nice Hindi boy. That secret, suggested in the film’s electric opening musical number, is that Sweety has a thing for girls.

Admission includes a pre-screening reception from 5:30-7PM in the Ultrastar lobby. After the screening, please join us for an After Party at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse.


FREE MEMBER SCREENING

MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT

SUN Apr 13, 12:30PM
Directed by Lino Brocka | Philippines | 1975

After moving to Manila for work, Julio’s girlfriend Ligaya has seemingly disappeared. And so he leaves their island village for the big city in search of her. By day, he works at a construction site. By night, he stalks a dark Chinatown block, the shadowy corner where her trail seems to have evaporated. As Julio acclimates to the corruption of working in Manila, he starts to suspect that Ligaya’s silence might be a sign of something sinister.

Admission includes a post-screening reception in the Ultrastar lobby from 2:30-4PM for Pac Arts members, passholders, and ticketholders. 

This screening is free for Pac Arts members. Show your membership card at the UltraStar box office to get your free ticket.