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FILM SCREENINGS

<i>Some Actions Which Haven’t Been Defined Yet in the Revolution</i>. 2011. China. Directed by Sun Xun
  • Some Actions Which Haven’t Been Defined Yet in the Revolution

    2011. China. Sun Xun. 13 min.

  • China Concerto

    2012. China. Bo Wang. 50 min.

Followed by a discussion with Bo Wang

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Some Actions Which Haven’t Been Defined Yet in the Revolution

    2011. China. Directed by Sun Xun. This complex, beautifully rendered woodprint animation—made using a method that was popular in the decades following the 1949 formation of the Peoples Republic of China—presents a dark portrait of the contemporary world. New York premiere. (IS) No dialogue. 13 min.

  • China Concerto

    2012. China. Directed by Bo Wang. Fictional letters about images of a man's encounters during a trip in China are read by a female voice with an untraceable accent (reminiscent of Chris Marker’s female narrator in Sans Soleil). The film focuses on images as reflections of the society; says director Wang, “I believe the seemingly most mundane surfaces can possibly provide us a glimmer of re-looking at the basis of the dual-structure of China in the post-Tiananmen era.” Concealed beneath the veneer of capitalism, aspects of communist totalitarianism persist in China today, both in economic and social ideologies and in other influences from the Mao era. North American premiere. (IS) In English, Chinese; English subtitles. 50 min.