Outside Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building, a few hundred students and middle-aged couples sat on a stone floor, peering at tiny screen for the duration of the movie, then applauded when it was finished.

The movie “reflects all the anxiety” that’s happening in Hong Kong right now, Auloong Yu, a 59-year-old retired teacher, told Quartz. While earlier generations were happy to emigrate from Hong Kong to Canada or the US, the city now has a generation of young people who have a “new perspective on Hong Kong” and are willing to fight for the future of the city, he said.

The crowd at a stadium in the Sha Tin district in Hong Kong’s New Territories, on the other hand, was enormous:

The popup outdoor screenings are the only way that most Hong Kongers can see the movie.

Ten Years took in nearly HK$6 million (US$770,000) at the box office, more than 10 times its cost, and bested Star Wars: The Force Awakens some weekends in Hong Kong. But it disappeared in local cinemas after just two months, sparking concerns that censors were pressuring theaters not to show it. A live broadcast of the Hong Kong Film Awards ceremony on Apr. 3 was abruptly canceled by Chinese internet giant Tencent after Ten Years was nominated for film of the year.

Heather Timmons and Josh Horwitz contributed reporting.

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