For all you faithful readers out there, I’ve got three pairs of passes to give away to the movie Nanking, which is playing at the Landmark Ken February 4-7. I know that’s a little ways in the future, but the passes will be good for any of those days, so no need to be cautious on that account.
Nanking is a documentary about the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, during WWII. It features interviews with Chinese survivors, archival footage, and testimonies of Japanese soldiers interspersed with readings of Westerners’ letters and diaries by the likes of Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, Jurgen Prochnow, and Stephen Dorff, among others. You can view the trailer here.
If you’re still not convinced, the film recently won the Sundance Documentary Editing award, and inspired a few new Lou Reed tunes. You can check them out on his myspace site (yes, Lou Reed has a myspace site – who’d have thought?).
I’m definitely planning on checking out the film, and if you want to as well (c’mon, it’s FREE), send me an email at natkardos AT gmail DOT com, with “Nanking contest” in the subject line. The contest will remain open until January 29th, at which point I’ll pick three lucky winners at random. Good luck!