From a press release by the UCLA Confucius Institute:
A groundbreaking exhibition of Chinese cinema â€šÃ„Ã¬ featuring cutting-edge and blockbuster contemporary films, as well as seldom glimpsed archival rarities â€šÃ„Ã¬ launches at venues citywide in Los Angeles on October 13, 2012.
The program selection proposes a new way of looking at Chinese cinema, encompassing richly diverse, genre-crossing programming, including short and feature-length animation, documentaries and narrative films, as well as works originated for different platforms such as theatrical release, internet viewing, and art installations.
The China Onscreen Biennial (COB) is the achievement of a partnership undertaken by the UCLA Confucius Institute (CI) with seven distinguished American non-profit film and educational institutions: the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Film at REDCAT, and Pomona College, as well as the Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution, the Confucius Institute at George Mason University, and the Confucius Institute at the University of Maryland.
In scope and design, the COB is an unprecedented bicoastal collaboration among American cultural organizations to promote US-China dialogue through the art of film. Selected programs will reprise in the Washington, DC area beginning October 26.
For more information about the China Onscreen Biennial, visit: www.confucius.ucla.edu/cob.
Full schedule after the break.