Summer IFF 2016
The annual Summer International Film Festival is back this August for two weeks, with yet another roster of fantastic movies from around the world. This year’s festival celebrates the merry art of the great American musical, with a 3D screening of “(1939), as well as cult classics (Pink Floyd’s “on the big screen, anyone?). They’re also screening other restored classics such as Claude Lelouch’s French love story “(1966), Kurosawa Akira’s “(1950), and more recent festival darlings, like Woody Allen’s latest “starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, which is this festival’s opening film. Aug 16-30. The Grand Cinema, 2/F, Elements, 1 Austin
Rd. West, West Kowloon; Hong Kong Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui; The Metroplex, G/F, E-Max, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay. hkiff.org.hk. $75-140 from urbtix.hk.
Indoor Summer Garden Cinema: Edward Scissorhands
A cult classic that heralded an era of ‘90s gothic as an aesthetic lifestyle and turned Johnny Depp from teenage heartthrob into a hero for alt-heads everywhere, Tim Burton’s 1990 hit “tells the bizarre story of a boy with scissors for hands who is taken in by a nice suburban family, falls in love with their daughter (the one and only Winona Ryder), and shows his true talent for trimming hedges and cutting hair. A dark fantasy romance with a storybook setup, this film is being screened among the lush greenery of Ovolo Southside’s indoor, air-conditioned garden. Grab a lawn chair and settle into the surreality of early Burton. Aug 21, 4pm. Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Rd., Wong Chuk Hang. $180 from tiny.cc/hk-edward-scissorhands.
The Wizard of Oz” Rashomon” Café Society,” A Man and a Woman” Edward Scissorhands” The Wall”