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SF Film’s annual modern Hong Kong Cinema weekend kicks off with filmmaker Ann Hui’s “Our Time Will Come,” a World War II action drama about the underground resistance to Japanese occupiers in Hong Kong who held the city from 1941 to 1944.
The film is scheduled to play 6:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Japantown’s New People Cinema. Hui forged her reputation with “Boat People” (1982), which movingly considers the plight of Vietnamese refugees after the end of the Vietnam War. A retrospective screening of the film, considered one of the greatest Chinese-language movies of all time (listed in 2005 as No. 8 on in a critics’ poll of the 100 best of the previous 100 years), closes the festival at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1.
Other highlights of the three-day movie event include the romantic comedies “This Is Not What I Expected” and “Love Off the Cuff,” as well as the 1970s/’80s-set crime thriller “Dealer/Healer.”
— G. Allen Johnson
Hong Kong Cinema: Friday-Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. $15 per screening. New People Cinema, 1746 Post St., S.F. www.sffilm.org