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“Nearly Perfect:” Little Moth at Asia Society This Friday

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Peng Tao’s devastating debut Little Moth will screen this Friday at Asia Society as part of the series “China’s Past , Present and Future on Film.” dGenerate Films’ Kevin B. Lee will introduce the screening.

You can use discount code asia725 to buy tickets at the $7 member rate. Tickets can be purchased at the Asia Society website or at the Asia Society box office.

Little Moth (Xue Chan)
PENG Tao. China, 2007. Narrative, 99 minutes. Digibeta.
Hubei dialect w/ English subtitles.

Friday, April 2, 6:45 pm
Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

View clips from the film below. Further details about the film can be found here, and after the break.

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Check out the Award-Winning Betelnut This Friday at Asia Society!

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Yang Heng’s Betelnut, winner of the Best First Feature at the Pusan Film Festival and the Critics’ Jury Prize at the Hong Kong Film Festival, will make its New York debut at the Asia Society as part of the series “China’s Past , Present and Future on Film.” You can use discount code asia725 to buy tickets at the $7 member rate. Tickets can be purchased at the Asia Society website or at the Asia Society box office.

Betelnut (Bing Lang)
YANG Heng. China. 2005. 112 min. Narrative. Digibeta.
Friday, March 26, 6:45 pm

Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

View a clip from the film below. Further details about the film can be found here, and after the break.


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“Sinophilic Cinephilia:” Review of Asia Society Film Series

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Fujian Blue (dir. Robin Weng)

The value of Asia Society’s series China’s Past Present, Future on Film… is that it exposes us to a diverse group of lesser-known artists at a time when much of the discussion of contemporary Chinese cinema still revolves around big names like Jia Zhangke.

Andrew Chan reviews several of the titles playing at the Asia Society series, giving special mention to Robin Weng’s Fujian Blue.

Read the full article.

Discounted Tickets and Jia Zhangke in person for Asia Society series

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Our friends at the Asia Society are offering discounted tickets for their upcoming Film Series China’s Past, Present, and Future on Film, March 6 – April 16, 2010. You can use discount code asia725 to buy tickets at the $7 member rate. This includes tickets to see Jia Zhangke in-person on March 6! It’s also a chance to see several dGenerate titles on the big screen: Betelnut, Fujian Blue, Gai Shanxi and Her Sisters, and Little Moth.

Full schedule and details.

Asia Society presents Chinese Films Series with Jia Zhangke, dGenerate Titles

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Fujian Blue (dir. Robin Weng)

From the Asia Society website:

China’s Past, Present, Future on Film

March 6 – April 16, 2010
Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

Independent filmmaking in China is undergoing a renaissance, thanks to a fast-changing China that provides limitless inspiration and the availability of affordable digital technology. This film series begins with a documentary about leading Sixth Generation filmmaker Jia Zhangke, whose works like Xiao Wu (1997) and Platform (2000) propelled Chinese independent films to worldwide admiration. It continues with other recent films, two of them produced by Jia, that examine a dark chapter of China’s past, take penetrating looks at current social phenomena, and explore the hearts and minds of China’s future generations.

Tickets: $7 members; $9 students/seniors; $11 nonmembers.

Series discount: buy tickets to 4 or more films in one transaction to receive $1.50 off each ticket. You can use discount code asia725 to buy tickets at member price.

Phone: 212-517-ASIA
Web: https://tickets.asiasociety.org

Full schedule after the break.

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Tsai Ming-Liang Film Series at Asia Society

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

In collaboration with Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, the Asia Society presents “Faces of Tsai Ming-Liang,” a film series devoted to one of the most unique auteurs in world cinema, from November 13-21, as part of its CITI Series on Asian Arts and Culture.

Malaysian-born and Taiwan-based director Tsai Ming-Liang is deemed the key figure of Taiwanese cinema’s “Second New Wave.” His work is less political and historically freighted than that of forerunners like Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Edward Yang, but often offers “unblinking portraits of rootlessness in post-boom Taiwan [that] double as trenchant anatomies of desire” (Dennis Lim, Village Voice). Called a “poet of urban anomie” (Leslie Camhi, New York Times), Tsai has created a uniquely coherent oeuvre and film language to express ideas of desire, alienation, loss, and emotional bankruptcy, punctuated by moments of absurdist humor and based on deep humanist concern.

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Free Ticket Giveaway for Asia Society’s China Green Multimedia Festival

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

dGenerate Films has partnered with Asia Society to give away 5 free tickets to the China Green Multimedia Festival: The Third Pole on October 13, 2009, which features 4 short films and a post-screening discussion with the filmmakers!

The films and discussion will focus on the Tibetan Plateau, where the mighty glaciers are melting, drastically altering the lifestyle and livelihood of the local population. The Tibetan Plateau feeds the Yellow, Yangtze, Mekong, Salween, Brahmaputra, Ganges, and Indus Rivers. The impending exhaustion of glacial feed has grave implications for the people across Asia. Check out a preview of Michael Zhao’s short film Less Blessed, which will screen at the festival:

China Green Multimedia Festival: The Third Pole

Oct 13, 2009 | 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Asia Society
725 Park Avenue, New York, NY
$7 Students and Members; $11 non-members

For more information about this event, including film descriptions, please visit the Asia Society’s China Green Multimedia Festival website.

Click here to enter our free ticket giveaway.

Update: Winners announced! Congrats!

John B.
Rob C.
Ruth M.
Jim B.
Ari T.