Dir. Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook (1998); USA, 88m
Starring: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong
FRIDAY, September 28th AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SATURDAY, September 29th AT 7:00pm & 9:30PM
SUNDAY, september 30th AT 3:00pm
Reassessing Mulan outside of the usual childhood nostalgia reveals subtle, but focal exploration of gendered identity and performance by the titular character. Blurring the lines of the feminine and masculine, Mulan takes on the masculine identity of Ping — to pass as a man as means to fight against the huns. Strictly binary attraction and heteronormative sexuality is deconstructed through Ping and Shang’s relationship and the ambiguity that comes with it. Relive a childhood icon with a new critical outlook at 5th Ave!