Weekly Events: Timber Gang in Ann Arbor & Fortune Teller in Minneapolis
Saturday, April 7th at 7pm
"Timber Gang" (dir. Yu Guangyi)
Address: Angell Hall, Auditorium A 435 South State St., Ann Arbor, MI
Description: Yu Guangyi’s stunning debut explores a grueling winter amongst loggers in Northeast China as they employ traditional practices through one last, fateful expedition. Armed with a digital camera and survival gear, Yu Guangyi spent months filming the lumberjacks of his hometown, offering a privileged peek into some exceedingly harsh lives (Neil Young, Jigsaw Lounge). A lasting testament to disappearing traditions, Timber Gang “is a fascinating glimpse at a rare way of life that few will ever witness.” (Ain’t It Cool News)
More information and ticketing details can be found here.
Monday April 10 at 7pm and 9:30pm Tuesday April 11th at 7pm and 9:30pm
"Fortune Teller" (dir. Xu Tong)
Address: 3258 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Details: Armed with an HD camera, Xu Tong takes a long look at Li Baicheng, a traditional Chinese fortune teller, and his wife Pearl Shi, two people left behind in China’s dramatic push towards capitalism. A riveting portrait of life on the fringes, this brave documentary achieves a rare intimacy with its subjects that is both rewarding and heartbreaking.
More details can be found here.