This Week’s Events: Chinese Cinema Club in New York, Karamay in San Francisco, and More

Though I Am Gone (dir. Lin Zhao)

DGENERATE FILMS EVENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 3/28/11-4/3/11

Three Times at the Chinese Cinema Club at MOCA

Friday, April 1st at 7 PM

Address:
Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre St.
New York, NY 10013

Description:
4 out of 4 stars from Roger Ebert
Directed by Hou Hsaio Hsien, Three Times tells three separate stories of love between May and Chen, set in 1911, 1966, and 2005.

Tickets are $10/adult; $8/student & senior, and free for MOCA members. RSVP to education@mocanyc.org or call 212.619.4785.

Karamay at Yerba Buena Center for the Art

Sunday, April 3 at 1 PM

Screening as part of the Series: Fearless: Chinese Independent Documentaries

Address:
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, California, 94103

Description:
an astonishing achievement on every level” – Robert Koehler of Variety
In 1994, a a community center fire broke out, killing over 300 children. This film is an investigation of a national tragedy long held in silence.

Tickets for the screening are $7 for general admission and $5 for seniors, students, and teachers. Gallery admission is included in ticket price. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Info on more events, including screenings in Honolulu and New Jersey, after the break.

Disorder at the Free Monroe Township Public Library

Monday, March 28 at 6:30 PM

Address:
713 Marsha Avenue
Williamstown, New Jersey

Description:
As urbanization in China advances at a breakneck pace, Chinese cities teeter on the brink of mayhem. Hua Hsu of The Atlantic calls it “one of the most mesmerizing films I’ve seen in ages“.

The screening is free.

Crime and Punishment at the Centre for Contemporary Arts

Tuesday, March 29 at 7 PM

Screening as part of the Ricefield Chinese Language Film Season

Address:
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Description:
On the North Korean border, Chinese military police enforce the law with a heavy hand, leading to moments of harrowing abuse and surreal satire. Variety critic Robert Koehler calls Crime and Punishment “Stunning“.

Tickets are free. Call the CCA Box Office on 0141 352 4900 to reserve your ticket.

1428 at the AAS/ICAS Film Expo

Thursday, March 31 at 12 PM

Screening as part of Seeing Asia Eye to Eye

Address:
Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kal’kaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii

Description:
Du Haibin’s award-winning documentary of the earthquake that devastated China’s Sichuan province in 2008 explores how victims, citizens and government responded to a national tragedy. 1428 is a vision of human devastation that is “fascinating, beautifully crafted” (Ronnie Scheib, Variety).

The screenings are free and open to the public.

Though I Am Gone at the AAS/ICAS Film Expo

Saturday, April 2 at 2:10 PM

Screening as part of Seeing Asia Eye to Eye

Address:
Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kal’kaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii

Description:
In 1966, the Cultural Revolution exploded throughout China, and Bian Zhongyun, the vice principal of a prestigious school in Beijing, was beaten to death by her own students.

The screenings are free and open to the public.

For a full list of upcoming events, visit our Events Page.

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