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To Be Continued

To Be Continued (2023)

80 min - Documentary - 2 April 2023
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A chronicle of the grassroots effort to save the iconic State Theatre in North Point from demolition. This evocative documentary is also a deep dive into the eye-opening story of Harry Odell, the theatre’s founder and Hong Kong’s first impresario, who brought Xavier Cugat, Isaac Stern, and other legendary musical figures to the city. Rich with local history, and possessing a surprising connection to local singer Hins Cheung, the story of the State Theatre and Harry Odell is a celebration of Hong Kong’s dynamic culture and indomitable spirit.

Director:  Haider Kikabhoy, Dora Choi
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A chronicle of the grassroots effort to save the iconic State Theatre in North Point from demolition. This evocative documentary is also a deep dive into the eye-opening story of Harry Odell, the theatre’s founder and Hong Kong’s first impresario, who brought Xavier Cugat, Isaac Stern, and other legendary musical figures to the city. Rich with local history, and possessing a surprising connection to local singer Hins Cheung, the story of the State Theatre and Harry Odell is a celebration of Hong Kong’s dynamic culture and indomitable spirit.


Collections: Dora Choi, Haider Kikabhoy

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  2 April 2023

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Runtime:  1 h 20 min

This documentary chronicles the grassroots movement that fought to save North Point’s iconic State Theatre from demolition. It also delves into the fascinating life of Harry Odell, the theatre’s founder and Hong Kong’s first impresario. Odell’s legacy includes bringing legendary musicians such as Xavier Cugat and Isaac Stern to the city, and his story is interwoven with the theatre’s history. Surprisingly, local singer Hins Cheung also has a connection to this tale. Through the celebration of the State Theatre and Harry Odell’s spirit, this documentary offers a captivating glimpse into Hong Kong’s vibrant culture and tenacity.

 

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