• East

    2006. China/Hong Kong. Jia Zhangke. 66 min.

  • Useless

    2007. China/Hong Kong. Jia Zhangke. 80 min.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • East

    2006. China/Hong Kong. Directed by Jia Zhangke. This documentary is divided into two loosely connected parts. Jia follows Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong to Fengjie, a town doomed by the Three Gorges Dam project, where Liu paints the workers on large canvases. Afterward they travel to Bangkok, where Liu paints young “bar girls.” In Mandarin, Thai; English subtitles. 66 min.

  • Useless

    2007. China/Hong Kong. Directed by Jia Zhangke. Designer Ma Ke’s line of painstakingly handmade “anti-fashion” clothing, “Useless,” contrasts starkly with China’s soulless assembly-line clothing industry. Useless captures the quiet elegance of artisanal clothing production and independent tailoring businesses, which are increasingly threatened by the rapid proliferation of fabric sweatshops. In Shanxi, Cantonese, Mandarin, English, French; English subtitles. 80 min.

In the Film exhibition Jia Zhangke: A Retrospective

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