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Life is Cheap...But Toilet Paper is Expensive

 
 
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RUN TIME: 83min
FORMAT: DCP
LANGUAGE: In English and Cantonese with English subtitles
GENERAL ADMISSION: $16
MEMBERS: $8 (free for Level 4 and above)
 
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Directed by Wayne Wang | 1989

With Spencer Nakasako, Cora Miao, Chan Kim Wan, Victor Wong

Newly restored, this fascinating and rarely seen early feature by the seminal Asian-American filmmaker Wayne Wang (Chan Is Missing) is long overdue for some big-screen love. A Chinese-American mob courier arrives in Hong Kong with a briefcase for the Big Boss—but this noir plot is just the jumping off point for a series of vignettes and monologues drawing from local news stories and Wang’s real-life experiences during the shooting of his prior film. A singular work in Wang’s acclaimed career, Life Is Cheap…But Toilet Paper Is Expensive is a heady mix of daring performance and abstract style.

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.

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