Feature Film Program

Happy Together

A couple takes a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead finds themselves drifting even further apart.


Tue May 21 7:00 PM

The Films

Happy Together

Wong Kar Wai | Hong Kong | 96

One of the most searing romances of the 1990s, Wong Kar Wai’s emotionally raw, lushly stylized portrait of a relationship in breakdown casts Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung as a couple traveling through Argentina and locked in a turbulent cycle of infatuation and destructive jealousy as they break up, make up, and fall apart again and again. Setting out to depict the dynamics of a queer relationship with empathy and complexity on the cusp of the 1997 handover of Hong Kong—when the country’s LGBT community suddenly faced an uncertain future—Wong crafts a feverish look at the life cycle of a love affair that is by turns devastating and deliriously romantic. Shot by ace cinematographer Christopher Doyle in both luminous monochrome and luscious saturated color, Happy Together is an intoxicating exploration of displacement and desire that swoons with the ache and exhilaration of love at its heart-tearing extremes.

14 Paintings

Dongnan Chen | China | 24

As a new government’s initiative compels thousands of painters in Dafen Village to shift from producing copies to creating originals, the film investigates fourteen made-in-Dafen paintings on set to explore the interplay between art, commodity, and social dynamics in today’s China. The film also forms an expressive exhibition dedicated to the painters who must reassess their own identity while navigating a rapidly changing landscape.

Event Details

7:00 PM
Lawn Opens
8:30 PM
Films Begin
Presented in partnership with the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and NYC Council Member Crystal Hudson as part of the Chinese and Spanish Language Film Series.


Fort Greene Park

Myrtle Ave & N Portland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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