Feng Xiaogang is one of the most famous directors in China, as the man behind blockbusters like The Banquet and 2010 Best Foreign Film Oscar nominee Aftershock. His latest epic, Back to 1942, is an unforgettable true story of a tragic famine that killed more than 3 million people. Featuring a star-studded Chinese cast including Chen Daoming, Li Xuejian and Zhang Guoli, Back to 1942 also features some Hollywood star power, with Adrien Brody playing an American journalist, and Tim Robbins as a Catholic priest. Check out the trailer below (and check the bottom of this post for even more pics):
Want to see this deeply moving film in theaters? DramaFever is giving away tickets to fans in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Washington DC and Seattle! Here’s how to enter to win:
1. Tweet the following, filling in the name of your preferred screening location:
I want 2 tickets to see #Backto1942 in [FILL IN YOUR CITY: LA, SF, NY, DC or Seattle]! Follow @DramaFever & RT this link to enter: http://wp.me/p1qAri-Agl
2. Check your Direct Messages on Twitter!
We will choose winners at random on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28th at 3:00 PM EST. We will Direct Message the winners and you MUST reply with your NAME and HOME ADDRESS. We will be sending winners’ tickets via FedEx, so it is very important that we get your NAME and HOME ADDRESS as soon as possible. If we do not receive winners’ NAMES and HOME ADDRESS by THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29th at 3:00PM, you will forfeit your tickets and we will choose another winner.
Tickets to the LA, San Francisco, New York and Washington DC screenings must be used between Monday, 12/3 and Thursday, 12/6. Tickets to theaters in Seattle must be used between Monday, 12/10 and Thursday, 12/13.
New York City, NY
Los Angeles, CA
AMC Atlantic Time Square
450 North Atlantic Boulevard, Monterey Park, CA
AMC Puente Hills
1560 South Azusa Ave., Rowland Heights, CA
Regency Bruin Theater (Westwood)
948 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Cinemark Century Stadium 25 and XD (Orange)
1701 W. Katella Ave., Orange, CA
San Francisco, CA
AMC Mercado 20
3111 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA
Cinemark Century 20 Great Mall and XD
1010 Great Mall Drive Milpitas, CA
Cinemark Century 25 Union Landing and XD
32100 Union Landing Blvd, Union City, CA
Cinemark– Century Theatre on Pacific Commons Blvd
AMC Rio 18
9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD
Seattle, WA (Opening December 7, 2012)
AMC Pacific Place
600 Pine S., Seattle, WA
Tickets to the Seattle screening must be used between Monday, 12/10 and Thursday, 12/13.
Good luck everyone!