WXXI Classical Presents series
CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
Screening and Panel Discussion
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2022
Little Theatre 5 (approx. 8 Winthrop St.)
ABOUT THE EVENT
The score for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was written by Chinese born American composer Tan Dun for the 2000 Ang Lee film. The score blends Chinese harmonies and instruments with Western orchestra music, creating moods ranging from wistful romance to heroic triumph, and features cello solos by Yo-Yo Ma.
The afternoon starts with The Little Cafe open at 2pm, for live music by pipa player Leah Ou, the movie starts at 3pm, followed by a discussion hosted by WXXI’s Brenda Tremblay, with Rebecca Burditt (Assistant Professor of Media and Society at Hobart and William Smith Colleges) and Matt Bernius.
ABOUT THE FILM
Director Ang Lee’s Best Picture-nominated, martial arts/romantic film set in 18th century China, features spectacular cinematography and martial arts action sequences. In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior (Chow Yun-Fat) gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover (Michelle Yeoh) to deliver to safe keeping, but it is stolen, and the chase is on to find it.
2 hours | Drama/Action/Romance | 2000 | Taiwan/Hong Kong/China/USA
In Chinese and Mandarian, with English Subtitles | Rated PG-13
Directed by Ang Lee
ABOUT THE SERIES
WXXI Classical Presents is a series of films that are related to classical music in some way, co-produced by WXXI Classical and The Little Theatre. Selected by classical music hosts Julia Figueras, Brenda Tremblay and Mona Seghatoleslami, each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in an exciting or non-traditional narrative way.