This Week’s Events: Betelnut in Glasgow, Queer China in Claremont, and Ghost Town in Ithaca
Betelnut (dir. Yang Heng)
DGENERATE FILMS EVENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 3/07/11-3/13/11
Betelnut at the Centre for Contemporary Arts
Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 PM
Address: 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow, United Kingdom
Description: “Pure cinema” – Susanna Harutyunyan, FIPRESCI – The International Federation of Film Critics
“Exquisite!” – Tony Rayns, Film Comment
Along a sleepy Hunan riverside, two delinquent boys experience a summer of love and violence in Yang Heng’s visually stunning debut.
Tickets are free, they will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call the CCA Box Office on 0141 352 4900 to reserve your ticket.
Thursday, March 10
Address: Pomona College 333 North College Way Claremont, CA
Best Documentary at the Lisbon Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Directed by Cui Zi’en, China’s leading queer theorist, activist and scholar, the documentary includes rarely seen footage of the first ever appearance of gays and lesbians on State television, including Cui Zi’en himself.
Friday, March 11 at 7:00 PM
Screening as part of the “China Now” Film Series
Address: Cornell Cinema 104 Willard Straight Hall Ithaca, Illinois
“A quiet marvel” – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
Tucked away in a rugged corner of Yunnan Province, Lisu and Nu minority villagers squat in the abandoned halls of this remote former Community county seat. Divided into three parts, Ghost Town takes an intimate look at its varied cast of characters, bringing audiences face to face with people left behind by China’s new economy.
Tickets are $7 for the general public, $5.50 for seniors, and $4 for students and kids 12 and under. Advance Sale Tickets can be purchased at the Willard Straight Hall Ticket Desk, or at the box office, which opens 20 minutes before the scheduled showtime.
For a full list of upcoming events, visit our Events Page.