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<i>Yumen</i>. 2013. China/USA. Directed by Huang Xiang, Xu Ruotao, J. P. Sniadecki

An Evening with J. P. Sniadecki

North American premiere

Monday, May 20, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

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



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  • Yumen

    2013. China/USA. Directed by Huang Xiang, Xu Ruotao, J. P. Sniadecki. This highly experimental twist on the ethnographic documentary visits the town of Yumen, in China’s northwest Gansu province, a once-thriving, oil-rich community in the 1980s that has been left depleted and derelict. Strikingly shot on film, Yumen tells the story of this ghost town through a series of wandering characters and inventive vignettes in which even the spirit of Bruce Springsteen is summoned to comment on a world in ruins. A collaboration between Chinese and American filmmakers, Yumen pushes the boundaries of the documentary aesthetic in depicting China’s past and present. Courtesy of the filmmakers. 65 min.

In the Film exhibitions Modern Mondays and Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions

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