Next Week’s Events: <i>Winter Vacation</i> in Chicago, <i>Thomas Mao</i> in NYC
Winter Vacation in Chicago next Monday (Nov. 14th, 7pm), as Part of the Doc Films Monday Series: A Selection of Chinese Independent Cinema.
“No other director can touch poet-novelist Li Hongqi.” – Tony Rayns, BFI
“At the forefront of independent Chinese cinema.” – J.P. Sniadecki, Cinemascope
“Captivating!” – Berenice Reynaud, Senses of Cinema
Winter Vacation is a film of quiet anger. Throughout its still mastershots, a many peopled cast passes in and out of this wintery town within Inner Mongolia. Terse and deadpan, Winter Vacation evinces a style recalling such filmmakers as Jim Jarmusch, Tsai Ming-Liang and Corneliu Porumboiu.
GHOST TOWN is the eighth of eleven films to be screened at Doc Films Monday Series in collaboration with dGenerate Films.
Read more about Winter Vacation: http://dgeneratefilms.com/catalog/winter-vacation-han-jia/
For more information about the screening, please visit: http://docfilms.uchicago.edu/dev/calendar/2011/fall/monday.shtml
More events after the break.
Thomas Mao in NYC next Tuesday (Nov. 15th, 6:45 pm), with director Zhu Wen in person
“Another scintillating example of neo-Chinese wit.” – Berenice Reynaud, Senses of Cinema
Set in the country side during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Zhu Wen’s third feature Thomas Mao recounts the farcical story of an unexpected friendship that develops between an American painter Thomas (Thomas Rohdewald) backpacking through the grasslands of Mongolia and an eccentric inn-keeper Mao (Mao Yan) who lodges him. Inherent to the narrative are issues of translation, domination, and desire.
The screening is part of Chinese Cinema Club, a collaboration between dGenerate Films and MOCA. It is a movie club screening Chinese and Chinese American films. The Club leverages MOCA’s downtown space to re-ignite cinema in Chinatown and harness the power of film.
For more information, please visit: http://www.mocanyc.org/visit/events/chinese_cinema_club_thomas_mao