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MoCA Chinese Cinema Club: Take Out Night This Friday

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Take Out (dirs. Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou)

The Chinese Cinema Club, a collaboration between dGenerate Films and Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), is a movie club screening Chinese and Chinese American films on the first Friday of every other month.

The Club is a first step towards addressing the disappearance of cinemas from Chinatown, and its subsequent lack of public screening options. The aim will be to draw diverse movie-lovers and provide a regular space to gather, watch, discover and interact around cinema.

The series continues this Friday December 3 with Take Out, an acclaimed independent feature shot in New York’s Chinatown. For this evening only, MOCA will be offering advance purchases of a Chinese takeout dinner, to go with the screening. If you would like to participate, please indicate so when you RSVP.

Fri, Dec 3 from 7pm – 9pm

Take Out
2004, 87 min. Directed by Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou

An illegal Chinese immigrant falls behind on payments on an enormous smuggling debt. Ming Ding has only until the end of the day to come up with the money.

Followed by Q&A with the directors, Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou.

Tickets
Movie only: $10/adult; $8/student & senior, Free for MOCA member.

Movie & Takeout: $22/adult; $20/student & senior, $12 for MOCA member.

To purchase tickets, please email education@mocanyc.org or call 212.619.4785.

The Chinese Cinema Club, a collaboration between dGenerate Films and Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), is a movie club screening Chinese and Chinese American films. The Club leverages MOCA’s downtown space to re-ignite cinema in Chinatown and harness the power of film.

Click here to see upcoming screenings.

Chinese Cinema Club Launches This Friday at the MoCA in Chinatown

Monday, September 27th, 2010

The Chinese Cinema Club, a collaboration between dGenerate Films and Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), is a movie club screening Chinese and Chinese American films on the first Friday of every other month.

The Club is a first step towards addressing the disappearance of cinemas from Chinatown, and its subsequent lack of public screening options. The aim will be to draw diverse movie-lovers and provide a regular space to gather, watch, discover and interact around cinema.

The series kicks off this Friday October 1 with Fujian Blue, Robin Weng’s acclaimed feature about reckless youths dangerously involved with illegal human trafficking in China’s Fujian Province.

Fujian Blue

2007, 87 min. Directed by Robin Weng.

This award-winning debut feature portrays two interweaving stories of youth crime and family crisis shed light on illegal emigration and human trafficking in China’s Fujian province.

Followed by Q&A with Patrick Radden Keefe, author of The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream, moderated by Kevin Lee, VP of Programming with dGenerate Films.

Admission: $10/adult; $8/student & senior, Free for MOCA member. To purchase tickets, please emaileducation@mocanyc.org.

Purchase tickets to all three screenings for $25!

To RSVP for the event, please visit the Facebook Event Page here.

UPCOMING FILMS:

Take Out
Friday, December 3, 2010, 7pm

2004, 87 min. Directed by Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou
An illegal Chinese immigrant falls behind on payments on an enormous smuggling debt. Ming Ding has only until the end of the day to come up with the money.
Followed by Q&A with the directors, Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou.

Oxhide
February 4, 2011, 7pm

2005, 110 min. Directed by Jiayin Liu

Daily life in an impossibly cramped Beijing apartment takes on epic proportions in this, intimate portrait, with unprecedented access, of a working-class Chinese family.

To find out more about the Chinese Cinema Club, please click here.