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Legend of the Demon Cat / 妖猫传 (Chen Kaige, 2017) – March 23rd
March 23 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm$12
Legend of the Demon Cat is Award-Winning director Chen Kaige’s most recent cinematic venture and we are truly excited to be showing it here at the Downtown Independent!
Centered in Xianxia cinema, the mystery and fantasy elements of Demon Cat quilt themselves into stunningly brilliant representations of horror as well. The visual texture of the film cannot be matched!
The story is an adaption of a text by Japanese author Yoneyama Mineo and has received many award-nominations and wins for the cast and crew.
Here is the synopsis, but let’s be honest- this is an breath-takingly gorgeous martial arts horror film made by the legendary Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine, Yellow Earth, Temptress Moon, etc) involving a demon kitty, a poet and a monk. Do you need any other reason to buy tickets immediately?
Taking place in the Tang Dynasty, a demon cat appears and breaks the peace of Chang’an City, causing a series of strange events. Poet Bai Letian and Monk Kukai join hands to investigate the death of Concubine Yang by following the trail left by the cat, unveiling a buried fact.