Museum Films is partnering with Film Movement to deliver the best of new world cinema straight to your living room! We’re pleased to share Stanley Kwan's gorgeously restored 1991 drama Center Stage, a richly textured biography of 1930s actress Lingyu Ruan, starring Hong Kong icon Maggie Cheung.
One $10 ticket is good for a 3-day pass to see Center Stage. 50% of each sale supports OKCMOA and its mission. Passes available April 2. Click here to purchase a pass.
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"International superstar Maggie Cheung (In the Mood for Love) embodies tragic screen siren Ruan Lingyu, known as the "Greta Garbo of China," in this unconventional biopic by Hong Kong New Wave master Stanley Kwan (Rouge). Praised for her moving and emotive onscreen presence, Ruan’s private life, which was frequent fodder for the vicious Shanghai tabloids, began to mirror the melodramas which brought her fame, culminating in her suicide at age 24. Kwan and Cheung paint a kaleidoscopic yet intimate portrait of the ill-fated actress, deftly blending lush period drama, archival footage, and metatextual documentary sequences of Cheung reflecting on Ruan’s legacy. The result is, much like the films of Ruan Lingyu themselves, 'tender, vivid and almost overwhelmingly moving' (Time Out)." -Film Movement