"Every shot in this film instantly etches itself on the memory, but you'll have to find a special place for the last three which are some of the most extraordinary ever committed to film.” - David Jenkins, Little White Lies

“Every shot of STRAY DOGS has been built with utter formal mastery; every sequence exerts an almost telepathic grip.” - Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph

September 19 at 8pm | In this bracing social-realist masterwork, a single father makes a meager living holding up an advertising placard in the middle of a busy highway in Taipei, while his children wait for him at a local supermarket. Slow cinema at its finest, Tsai compassionately tracks his characters as they survive on the ragged edges of the modern world.

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Golden Mouse, Special Mention, Venice Film Festival
Winner - Grand Special Jury Prize, Venice Film Festival
Winner - Special Jury Prize, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Tsai Ming-Liang Series: Born in Malaysia in 1957, Tsai Ming-Liang is one of the most prominent film directors of the new cinema movement in Taiwan. He is known for long shots, elliptical narratives, painterly approaches to light and color, and poignant portrayals of urban and sexual alienation. View full series here.

Join us in person for an artist lecture with Tsai Ming-Liang followed by an audience Q&A on Monday, October 3 at 6pm. This event will be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation services. For additional details, visit saic.edu/vapFree - tickets must be obtained in person at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office one hour prior to lecture start time.

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