“One of those movies that, by slow accretion of detail and bold dramatic vision, disclose the structure and feeling of an entire world.
—A. O. Scott, The New York TimesBAM cinématek presents an exclusive four-day engagement of Edward Yang’s masterpiece in a brand new 4K restoration. This breathtaking epic charts the coming-of-age of a teenage boy (Chang Chen) as he grows up amidst political turmoil, warring street gangs, and the encroaching influence of American pop culture in 1960s Taiwan. The film’s novelistic sweep—its expansive running time, sprawling cast, masterful accumulation of details—creates a richly-realized, intoxicating portrait of young love, rock ‘n’ roll, and teenage abandon. One of the towering masterpieces of the 1990s, A Brighter Summer Day is “a powerful statement from Yang’s generation about what it means to be Taiwanese” (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader).
For more information, please go to: www.BAM.org/ABrighterSummerDay