Posts Tagged ‘film screening’

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

Full schedule after the break.


San Yuan Li at Portland’s NW Film Center

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Just a reminder that Ou Ning and Cao Fei’s experimental documentary San Yuan Li, which examines the modern paradox of China’s economic growth versus the social marginalization of many of its citizens, is playing in Portland, Oregon this Saturday, December 5, at 2pm. Check it out, our friends at the NW Film Center, which is part of the Portland Art Museum, have programmed it as part of their “Lens on China” series. For more information, visit their site.

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.