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Next Week’s Event: <i>No.89 Shimen Road</i> in Chicago

"No.89 Shimen Road"

No.89 Shimen Road in Chicago next Monday (Nov. 21th, 7pm), as Part of the Doc Films Monday Series: A Selection of Chinese Independent Cinema.

Shu Haolun‘s No.89 Shimen Road will be screened at Doc Films, next Monday (11/21) at 7pm.

Building from his acclaimed documentary Nostalgia, which commemorated the now-demolished neighborhoods of Shanghai, Shu Haolun’s first dramatic feature vividly resurrects the experience of social and cultural awakening in China during the 1980s. Shu weaves a rich tapestry of memory using multiple devices, including still photography, richly textured cinematography, and an elaborately recreated milieu rich with characters. No. 89 Shimen Road not only vividly recalls an era of China’s history, but a crisis in values affecting its youth that resonates with the present.

No.89 Shimen Road is the ninth of ten films to be screened at Doc Films Monday Series in collaboration with dGenerate Films.

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