Independently Yours: The Gate of Heavenly Peace

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2019.06.03
Time: 7pm 
Price: Standard ticket: $95. Tickets are now available at URBTIX.  
Hong Kong Arts Centre is dedicated to cultivating the audience of and fostering the development of Hong Kong indie movies.  “Independently Yours”, 20 years after it was first presented by the HKAC, returns as a recurrent screening programme in the HKAC Cinema.
Independently Yours: The Gate of Heavenly Peace
3/6 (Mon) 7pm*
*With after-screening talk (conducted in Cantonese)
The Gate of Heavenly Peace
Directed by: Richard Gordon, Carma Hinton
Written by: Geremie Barmé, John Crowley
Editor: David CarnochanInterviewee: Chai Ling, Dai Qing, Liu Xiaobo, Ding Zilin, Han Dongfang, Wang Dan, Wuer Kaixi
Narrated by: Deborah Amos
Music by: Mark Pevsner
USA | 1995 | 189’ | 35mm | B/W & Colour
** The film is narrated in English. All interviews are conducted in Cantonese or Putonghua with NO English voice-over or subtitles. 
*Veteran film critic Shu Kei will attend the after-screening talk (conducted in Cantonese).


The Gate of Heavenly Peace is a feature-length documentary about the 1989 protest movement, reflecting the drama, tension, humor, absurdity, heroism, and many tragedies of the six weeks from April to June in 1989. The film reveals how the hard-liners within the government marginalized moderates among the protesters (including students, workers and intellectuals), while the actions of radical protesters undermined moderates in the government. Moderate voices were gradually cowed and then silenced by extremism and emotionalism on both sides.


Tickets are now available at URBTIX. 


Ticket price: $95 / 76*
*20% discount for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
*20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.


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