From the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago:
Please join us for three days of film screenings and discussion with three
of East Asia’s leading independent filmmakers at the University of Chicago.
Venue for all film screenings: Rm 157, Cochrane Woods Art Center, 5540 S.
Monday, April 14, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Featured Visiting Director: Cui Zi’en
Novelist, scholar, and Beijing Film Academy professor Cui Zi’en is a
pioneering figure in China’s queer arts and social movement. A driving
force behind the Beijing Queer Film Festival, Cui has made numerous
fiction and documentary films on the subjects of sexual and gender
identity, migrant workers, and public space. In his experimental films,
literary works and political activism, Cui’s provocative portrayals of
queerness open up new possibilities of community and cultural pluralism
that challenge nationalism as the hegemonic discourse of identity in