Free flicks on Friday the 13th: Asian Hitmen Double Feature!

Eckerd College's International Cinema series is back this week with a double feature, loosely tied together around the theme of Asian hit men.

Ashes of Time Redux
  • Ashes of Time Redux

The free action starts at 7pm at Eckerd College's Miller Auditorium. Wong Kar-Wai's wuxia delight Ashes of Time was redone for the big screen as Ashes of Time Redux and it's astonishing how gorgeous it looks. As long as you don't get all obsessed with minor details (like what exactly is going on and who is pining for whom), you will be blown away ... this is a must-see on the big screen, playing in a new 35mm print!

At 9pm don't miss Hiroyuki Tanaka's inventive, intense and amusing Postman Blues: Sawaki is a postman, bored with his way of life until it all changes when his old schoolmate, who has just joined the Yakuza (Japanese mafia) smuggles a few items into his friend's bag. Now the police are after him, and a series of coincidences convince them that this seemingly mild-mannered postal worker is a seriously dangerous man.

Warning: if you come to the series you may get hooked and have your Friday nights during the regular school year booked for the next decade. The series has been running for five years now and there are a number of folks who have been there every week for the last several. Come and bring your friends!

All films in the series are free and open to the public, and screen in the Miller Auditorium of Eckerd College (4200 54th Ave. So., St. Petersburg). Tickets and reservations are not required.

For more information on the International Cinema Series, and to see upcoming films, go to

Questions? Contact the Eckerd College Office of Communications at 727-864-7979 or [email protected].

The International Cinema Series is coordinated by me: Nathan Andersen, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Eckerd College.

Voted "Best Local Film Series" by Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay 2007.

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