April 29May 1, 2011
Tales from the New Chinese Cinema
Guest curators: Bérénice Reynaud and Cheng-Sim Lim
In recent years, independent Chinese cinema has experienced an astonishing resurgence. Digital equipment has allowed filmmakers to be bolder, more daring, and to explore hybrid forms of documentary and fiction, and mix found and live footage while playing with varied formal strategies. Reaching beyond nostalgia and social protest, emerging filmmakers are plumbing surprising corners of Chinese reality with humor that is alternately light, dark, saucy, dry, raunchy, and conceptual. Expect the unexpected.
Thomas Mao (Xiao dongxi)
Friday, April 29, 7:00 p.m. Screening
Oxhide II (Niupi er)
Saturday, April 30, 2:00 p.m. Screening
Disorder (Xianshi shi quoqu de weilai)
Saturday, April 30, 5:00 p.m. Screening
Single Man (Guanggun'er)
Saturday, April 30, 7:00 p.m. Screening
City of Life and Death (Nanjing! Nanjing!)
Sunday, May 1, 2:00 p.m. Screening
Winter Vacation (Hanjia)
Sunday, May 1, 7:15 p.m.