Weekly Events: Winter Vacation in Lynnwood, WA; Nostalgia in Eugene, OR with Director Shu Haolun!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
"Winter Vacation" (dir. Li Hongqi)
Winter Vacation at Black Box Theater at Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, WA
About the film: It’s the last day of winter vacation in Inner Mongolia. Four aimless adolescents enjoy their last hours of freedom drifting between the barren spaces of their small town. They make surreal visits to homes of family and friends, including an unhappy little boy who dreams of becoming an orphan to escape the tyranny of his family. A prevailing absurdity casts over their lives as they endure petty instances of bullying while arguing over the purpose of school, teenage love, and life in general. Eventually they return to the routines of school life, only to witness an epic meltdown from their teacher in the midst of a lesson.
Address: Black Box Theatre Edmonds Community College, Mukilteo Hall 20000 68th Ave. W Lynnwood, WA 98036
Tickets & More Information here.
Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:30pm
"Nostalgia" (dir. Li Hongqi)
Nostalgia at Confucius Society of University of Oregon
With special appearance and q&a with Director Shu Haolun!
About the film: Acclaimed filmmaker Shu Haolun explores the rich culture and history of his Shanghai neighborhood upon its impending destruction.
Dazhongli is one of Shanghai’s oldest neighborhoods. Shu Haolun’s family has lived there for three generations, enjoying a close-knit, communal way of life with their neighbors. Now Dazhongli and its surrounding neighborhoods are in the process of being demolished to make way for gleaming skyscrapers, towering apartment complexes and luxury shopping centers. In NOSTALGIA, Shu relays vivid details of growing up among narrow alleys and courtyards murmuring with neighborhood gossip, back when Shanghai was still closed to the world. While sharing a wealth of memories, Shu uses his camera to capture the everyday details of his home before they are wiped out forever.
Address: Williamette 110 Confucius Institute at the University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403
Tickets & More Information: http://confucius.uoregon.edu/events/