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Hong Kong film “The Drummer” at library Thursday

Posted on: November 15, 2009

“The Drummer” is this month’s Film Movement selection at the Murphy Library.  It mixes the Hong Kong gangster movie genre with the art of Zen drumming.

 The library is showing “The Drummer” Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 113 minutes. It is not rated but would not be suitable for young children.
 
Sid is young and rebellious.  Even though his father is part of a vicious Hong Kong crime syndicate, Sid rebels against him.  But when he goes too far and enrages his father’s boss, the young man has to flee across the sea to Taiwan.
 
While hiding in the mountains he meets a group of Zen musicians.  Discipline is the name of their game.  They lead an austere, physically active life and they have their music to give them focus.  This is just the thing to help the young rebel.  That is, until he’s forced to return to Hong Kong and must make decisions about who should own his soul.
 
The Murphy Library’s subscription with Film Movement allows the library to advertise and publicly show their films one time and then they go into the library’s collection.  Call 837-2417 for details.
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