Dates: November 16 through December 19, 2012
First Location: Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art
Address: 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20560
Cost: Free, Open to Public
Second Location: AFI Silver Theatre
Address: 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Cost: Tickets Required
TECRO presents Ang Lee retrospective with Freer Gallery and AFI Nov. 16 to Dec. 19
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States will sponsor The Films of Ang Lee, a month-long celebration of the career of Taiwan-born, Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee. Co-hosted by the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery and the American Film Institute Silver Theatre, the film series begins Nov. 16 with the opening screening of 2007 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion recipient Lust, Caution at the Freer Gallery.
Lee’s name burst into the mainstream with 2000’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. His latest project, Life of Pi, is noteworthy for a uniqueness found off-screen: The majority of the film was shot and produced in Taiwan, marking the first time a Hollywood production company has been to the island since Steve McQueen’s 1966 breakout film The Sand Pebbles. Republic of China (Taiwan) President Ma Ying-jeou visited the set in April 2011, expressing appreciation for Mr. Lee’s decision to promote Taiwan and its growing film industry.
With Life of Pi set to release Nov. 21, TECRO, the Freer Gallery and AFI Silver Theatre are taking the opportunity to look back on the remarkable career of director Ang Lee, who was kind enough to provide a recorded message to precede each screening.
The Films of Ang Lee begins with a screening of Lust, Caution on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art. The retrospective concludes with Brokeback Mountain on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6:45 p.m. at the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
Please visit the Freer Gallery and AFI online for complete schedules.
Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art
1050 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20560
Free, open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served
Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m.
THE WEDDING BANQUET
Sunday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m.
EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN
Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
THE ICE STORM
Fri, Nov 23, 9:45 p.m.; Wed, Nov 28, 6:30 p.m. (Montgomery College @ AFI
Sat, Nov 24, 1:15 p.m.
RIDE WITH THE DEVIL
Sun, Nov 25, 5:10 p.m.; Mon, Nov 26, 6:45 p.m.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Fri, Nov 30, 7:00 p.m.; Sun, Dec 2, 3:45 p.m.
CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
Sat, Dec 8, 4:00 p.m.; Sun, Dec 9, 8:15 p.m.; Tue, Dec 11, 7:00 p.m.
Sun, Dec 16, 1:00 p.m.; Wed, Dec 19, 6:45 p.m.