With Tears of the Black Tiger
, filmmaker Wisit Sasanatieng made Thailands best Western. Granted, we cant name another Thai oater, but this fast, funny, and visually gorgeous movie would undoubtedly top the list. The story is a conventional one: Peasant boy loves rich girl whose daddy doesnt approve. So he becomes a notorious bandit. But the narrative takes second saddle to the slo-mo, blood-soaked shoot-outs. A director hasnt had this much fun with the genre since Sam Peckinpah took The Wild Bunch for a ride.
Thu., April 19, 9 p.m.; Sat., April 21, 9:30 p.m.