Date: Saturdays, May 31;
June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2008
Time: 6:30PM to 8PM, Cultural & Family Activities
Sunset, Movie Screening

Place: Columbus Park Pavilion Grounds
67 Mulberry Street, Manhattan

Movie Lineup

Nana (Japan, 2005), Running Time: 114 Minutes

Based on the popular manga, this series follows the adventures of two girls named Nana who depend on each other's help to realize their dreams: Nana Komatsu yearns for true love, while Nana Osaki wants to get her punk band off the ground. The two meet on a train to Tokyo, where Nana K. aims to reunite with her boyfriend and Nana O. hopes to make it big in the music business. Despite their differences, the pair hit it off and become roommates.


Hooked on You (Hong Kong, 2007), Running Time: 97 Minutes

Hong Kong actress and pop star Miriam Yeung stars as Miu, an eligible bachelorette who reluctantly takes a job as a fishmonger to pay off her father's debts. But her stinky job gets stinkier when a brutish rival fisherman (Eason Chan) enters the scene. Before long, Miu finds herself reeled in by the man's antics. Shui-Fan Fung and Huang Bo also star in this charming romantic comedy set on the beautiful waterfront of Hong Kong.


Train Man (Japan, 2005), Running Time: 101 Minutes

While riding the train, a desperate geek meets the girl of his dreams, prompting the socially deprived but brave young nerd to start a chat room thread asking his faceless Internet compatriots, "How do you talk to girls?" The courtship advice he receives from his online pals -- and what he does with their expert counsel -- form the basis for this charming romantic comedy, a love story for the 21st century.


My Mother, the Mermaid (South Korea, 2004), Running Time: 110 Minutes


Na-young works at a post office and is sick and tired of being around her shamefully unyielding mother and her pushover father who's excessively nice. The only thing that she can look forward to is her trip abroad in a few days. But one day, her father leaves home without any notice. Her mother doesn't care what happens to him and doesn't care to look for him. Na-young has no choice but to give up her dream trip abroad and to search for her father instead. Once she arrives at her parents' hometown, Na-young is shocked to meet someone she'd never expect, even in her dreams.


Love on a Diet (Hong Kong, 2001), Running Time: 95 Minutes

In an effort to win back her superstar pianist boyfriend, chubby Mini Mo (Sammi Cheng) vows to lose 200 pounds over six months. Her ally in the impossible task is the equally robust Fatso (Andy Lau), who begins to fall in love with the ever-more-slender Mini. The new-and-improved Mini must now choose between two men -- the one who jilted her years ago and the one who has seen her through this arduous journey.







Sunset Cinema

Movie Synopses

Workshop Instructor
Vinit Parmar

Workshop Coordinator
Antony Wong

Technical Assistance
William Tam
Lawrence Tse
Zhu-Hui Wu


Chinatown Partnership

Cinema Workshops

Sunset Cinema: Chinatown

Twilight Cinema Series (2008)

Sunset Cinema Series (2007)

Twilight Cinema Series (2007)

Sunset Cinema Series (2006)


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