China Girl. 1987. USA. Directed by Abel Ferrara. Courtesy Vestron Pictures/Photofest

China Girl. 1987. USA. Directed by Abel Ferrara. 35mm. 90 min.

Ferrara’s mid-’80s reworking of West Side Story, transplanted to the border between Chinatown and Little Italy, features striking images of New York City neighborhoods as only he can present them. This is the thrilling, tender tale of teenage star-crossed lovers Tyan and Tony, whose burgeoning romance is threatened by meddling families, gang violence, and intergenerational tensions.

    1. Friday, May 31,
      7:30 p.m.

      Introduced by composer Joe Delia
      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
    2. Wednesday, May 29,
      7:00 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
    3. Wednesday, May 29,
      4:30 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
    This film accompanies Abel Ferrara Unrated.