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Kevin Lee Discusses <i>1428</i> on Illinois Public Media – Screening and talk tomorrow at U. I

1428 (dir. Du Haibin)

Tuesday October 5, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will host two events showcasing China’s independent film scene. At 3:30, Kevin Lee, dGenerate’s VP of Programming and Education, will present “Chinese Cinema From the Fifth Generation to the d-Generation” At 7:30, there will be a screening of 1428, Du Haibin’s acclaimed documentary about the the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake. Both events will be held at Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium. 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana, IL. Sponsored by the Asian Educational Media Service. Details at the AEMS website and at our event page.

Illinois Public Media interviewed Kevin Lee, about the 1428 and Chinese independent cinema. The full interview can be heard at Illinois Public Media’s website. Here is an excerpt:

A wave of filmmakers from the mid-’90s onward have taken up the mission of showing China in an accurate, realistic and questioning light, showing how social policies affect people on a day to day basis. So I’ll be giving some examples of the best achievements of these types of films. And then we’ll be showing 1428, which is a wonderful documentary that exemplifies so much of what is unique and important about these types of films.

The screening of 1428 is part of a nationwide tour of 1428, featuring director Du Haibin. Details on the tour can be found here.

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