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Have a Nice Day

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The Late Show: Premiere Engagement!

Friday, March 9 – Sunday, March 11

HAVE A NICE DAY / 大世界 (2017) dir Jian Liu w/Kou Cao, Xiaofeng Ma, Siming Yang [77 min; DCP]
A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. In a desperate attempt to find money to save his fiancée’s failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang, a mere driver, steals a bag containing 1 million from his boss. News of the robbery spreads fast within the town and, over the course of one night, everyone starts looking for Xiao Zhang and his money… Liu Jian delivers a whirlwind neo-noir, cementing his place as a pioneering force in independent Chinese animation.

NYT Critic’s Pick! “Leisurely and deliberate, intelligent and casually cruel, ‘Have a Nice Day’ is a stone-cold gangster thriller.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

“This deserves to be an animation arthouse hit to equal Waltz With Bashir, and it was the most politically trenchant and artistically fresh thing in Berlin. With the surface of a Tarantino-esque pulp thriller and the heart of a postmodern political art project.” – The Guardian

“You may have seen some of the worst that humanity has to offer, but you’ve seen it through the fresh, distinct and clarifying vision of a gifted new artist.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“Steeped in the realities of modern China, Liu Jian’s bleak pop thriller is a gritty animated gem.” – Robert Abele, The Wrap


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Friday 3/9
at 9:30 PM
Saturday 3/10
at 9:30 PM
Sunday 3/11
at 9:30 PM

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