Goodbye, Dragon Inn

Director: Tsai Ming-liang Run Time: 82 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2003 Language: Chinese

Starring: Chen Shiang-Chyi, Kiyonobu Mitamura, Lee Kang-Sheng, Miao Tien, Shih Chun

On a dark, rainy night, a historic and regal Taipei cinema sees its final film: 1967 martial arts feature “Dragon Inn”. As the film plays, the lives of the theater’s various employees and patrons intersect, and two ghostly actors arrive to mourn the passing of an era.

“A weird, funny, melancholy tribute to movies and movie-going, an opus for film geeks that rang my personal bell.” – Chicago Tribune

“A wonderful celebration of the tiny joys and frustrations which make cinemas such magical places.” – Backseat Mafia