Via Zoom: Sophia Wong Boccio on Hong Kong Films in October 2021 for Asian Pop-Up Cinema

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CHICAGO – The Season 13 “second half” of Chicago’s Asian Pop Up Cinema (APUC) will focus on several Hong Kong films, leading up to the Season 13 Closing Night (“Limbo”). Click each film to link for more info and tickets. October 5th, 2021, is ”Time”, October 6th is ”Hand Rolled Cigarette”, OFFICIAL Closing Night is October 12th with ”Limbo” and a BONUS NIGHT for October 17th with ”The Dishwasher Squad”.

The Closing Night film from Hong Kong is “Limbo,” which is having its Midwest Premiere after a successful International festival run … the story begins with a serial killer is on the loose. Under public pressure to solve the case, the police reinstate veteran detective CHAM (Gordon Lam Ka Tung) on active duty and pair him with a rookie cop WILL (Mason Lee). However, Cham’s past returns to haunt him when he encounters the woman that killed his wife and child in an accident. As the idealistic Will and the emotionally unstable Cham clash over their vastly different investigation styles – and Cham’s focus on “this time its personal” – with the truth becoming increasingly blurred. reviewed “Limbo” from the Berlin Film Festival: “[Director Sol Cheang] delivers a bracingly dark version of Hong Kong’s underside” … and a “… dystopian vision of an Asian metropolis in the throes of a political and social identity crisis … “

’Limbo’ (Hong Kong) is APUC’s Closing Night Film on October 12th, 2021
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APUC will run through October 17th (with the BONUS NIGHT screening of “The Dishwasher Squad”), and is a hybrid of in-theater screenings (AMC River East, Chicago), Chi-town Drive In and virtual/online offerings. APUC is curated by the Founder and Executive Director, Sophia Wong Boccio.

In an interview via Zoom with Executive Director Sophia Wong Boccio of APUC by Patrick McDonald of, an overview of the Hong Kong films. NOTE: Sophia inadvertently says October 10th as the date for the film “Time.” The real date is October 5th. Click link above. …

Season 13 of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema runs through October 17th. For more information, click senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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