On July 4th while most of you were celebrating our nation’s birth, there was a theater full of people watching Young and Dangerous 1+2 at the Lincoln Film Center. Seeing Y&D on the big screen with a large crowd was an awesome experience, and probably one of the best I’ve ever had at the NY Asian Film Festival. Most of the audience like me hadn’t seen the movie in years, but it still held up. You could tell that the crowd had forgotten several actors were even in these films by the audible gasps, when Simon Yam, and Anthony Wong appeared on screen. Both of these actors have gone on to have a tremendous body of work, including other films that screened this year at the NYAFF.
After both movies screened, the director Andrew Lau was gracious enough to take time away from his current project Revenge of the Green Dragons, and attend a Q&A (seen in the video below) and, an impromptu signing. Aside from the Young and Dangerous series, Andrew Lau is also known for Storm Riders, and Infernal Affairs, which was later remade here in America as The Departed. If you enjoyed The Departed, you owe it to yourself to check out its superior predecessor Infernal Affairs.