Based on a true story, Mountain Patrol: Kekexili
follows a group of volunteers as they search the Tibetan wasteland for antelope poachers. The desperados ruthlessly slaughter the endangered animals (whose pelts bring a high price on the black market) and casually kill anyone who gets in their way. The movie opens with the kidnapping and murder of one of the patrol. A squad -- led by a former military man who isn't above a little violence to get answers -- tracks the poachers to a remote region in the mountains. A Beijing reporter tags along for the dangerous journey, which includes such natural threats as quicksand, as well as such unnatural dangers like machine-gun-wielding thugs.
Sat., July 22, 7 p.m.