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Mise En Scenesters take a "Journey to the West"
The merry band of film lovers at Mise En Scenesters present an unusual film that tells a story centered on Tang Sanzang, a Buddhist trying to protect a village from three demons, his emerging feelings for Miss Duan, the demon hunter who helps him repeatedly, and Sanzang's transformative encounter with the Monkey King.
The film, directed by Stephen Chow and Derek Kwok Chi-Kin, is a loose comedic re-interpretation of the novel Journey to the West, a Chinese literary classic written by Wu Cheng'en.
Achieving a 92 percent "fresh" rating on the Rotten Tomatoes film review website, "Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons" is described as a "sweet, silly, action-packed and ridiculous as director Steven Chow's best work...serving up dazzling action sequences while playing its disparate elements against each other with thrilling abandon."
MES Presents: “Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons”
Saturday, May 10, 8:30 p.m.
Barking Legs Theater
1307 Dodds Ave.