Feature Film Program

Have a Nice Day (Hao ji le)

An unlikely group of strangers battle over a bag full of yuan in this animated noir from China.



Sat Aug 12 7:30 PM

The Film

Have a Nice Day (Hao ji le)

Liu Jian | China | 75

A bag full of yuan falls into the hands of two mob delivery guys, setting off a string of betrayals, twists and turns dragging us deep inside the unpredictable underworld of Southern China. The first animated Chinese feature film to ever compete at the Berlin Film Festival, Liu Jian’s Have a Nice Day is a laconically witty thriller that introduces western audiences to a bold new pop stylist. Featuring aging hitmen, philosopher gangsters, a motley crew of wanna-be criminals, and an irresistible soundtrack, the film is much more than a crafty animated neo-noir—it’s also an examination of Chinese society and of the social conditions pushing desperate individuals to the brink.A Strand Releasing film, coming to theaters this fall.

Event Details

7:30 PM
Doors Open
8:00 PM
Live Music
8:30 PM
Film Begins
10:00 PM
After-Party Located at DCTV (87 Lafayette St) Sponsored by Corona Extra, Tanqueray, Freixenet and Fever-Tree Tonic
***Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets will be available at the door.***

No refunds. In case of rain, the screening will be held indoors at the same location. No outside alcohol is permitted.


New Design High School

350 Grand St., New York, NY 10002

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