Tsai Ming-Liang’s STRAY DOGS

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In Ming-Liang’s vision, existence seems to hang by a thread that could snap at any moment. Under a torrential downpour in Taipei, a single father does odd jobs to make a meager living. His children, left without supervision, roam the streets. Their divorced mother spends her nights creeping around like a ghost in her rundown building and feeding the stray dogs that take shelter there. With his latest offering, the Taiwanese filmmaker delves deeper into his evocative cinematic world, one where disenfranchised people are overcome with uneasiness they can’t explain. With its gorgeous lighting and striking locations and compositions, STRAY DOGS is “as visually powerful as it is emotionally overwhelming and bracingly pure in both its anger and its compassion. One of the finest works of an extraordinary artist.”—New York Film Festival. “Imbued with mystery, sly humor, and an enormous heart.”—Toronto Film Festival. Grand Jury Prize, Venice Film Festival. (138 mins.)

STRAY DOGS screens Friday, December 26 at 7pm, Saturday, December 27 at 7pm, and Sunday, December 28 at 4 & 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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