Menu

Films Showing

YEAR OF THE DRAGON

YEAR OF THE DRAGON

YEAR OF THE DRAGON

1985 / 134min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL CIMINO

CAST: MICKEY ROURKE, JOHN LONE, ARIANE KOIZUMI

After years in the wilderness post-Heaven’s Gate, director Cimino came barreling back with this passionate policier, which finds Polish Greenpoint-raised cop Mickey Rourke pounding a new beat, trying to clean up a gang-ridden NYC Chinatown run by suave crime kingpin John Lone. Vigorously protested at the time of its release, it stands today as a showcase for Cimino’s rich, baroque style, a vintage neighborhood snapshot, and the only movie whose closing credits roll over film of Teresa Teng singing “Tian Mi Mi.”

Year of the Dragon is screening as part of the series Imaginary Chinatown. Click here for more info.