On July 2, the first film scheduled is the 2001 "Suzhou River" at 2 p.m. Like Jimmy Stewart's character in the classic "Vertigo," a man is stunned when he sees a woman who exactly resembles one who vanished years before. At 4 p.m., "Welcome to Destination Shanghai" also deals with the Suzhou River area.On July 3, at 2 p.m., the 2003 "Last Life in the Universe", from Thailand, is the story of a strange romance between individuals dealing with severe depression and unexpected family tragedy. On July 3, at 4:30 p.m., the 2002 "Bright Future", is a surreal study of boredom and senseless violence in a big city.Previous films included 2002's "Unknown Pleasures," a story about two teenagers in China who roam the streets in the provincial city of Datong; "The World," a 2004 film in which the narrative is set at an EPCOT-like Beijing amusement park, featuring models of international landmarks; "Cafe Lumiere"; and "PTU" (an abbreviation of Police Tactical Unit), a thriller set in Hong Kong by the action film director Johnny To. The film focuses on a sergeant's search for his handgun.Museum admission is $10 for adults, $7.50 for those over 65 and students with I.D. and $5 for children ages 5 to 18. Children under 5 and Museum members are admitted free. Admission to the galleries is free on Fridays, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Museum is at 35th Avenue at 36th Street in Astoria, and is easily accessible by train. Take the R or V trains (R or G on weekends) to Steinway Street, or the N or W trains to 36th Avenue. For more information, call (718) 784-0077, or go to www.movingimage.us.
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