Events

New Noir: Chinese Crime Films

Film noir, as its meaning “black film” or “film of the night” indicates, is an art of darkness. For its connotation of pessimism and menace, crime, especially unsolved ones, has been a rare event in Chinese cinema, because it is considered by the authority as an admission to the discontents of life in what is …

New Noir: Chinese Crime Films

New Noir: Chinese Crime Films

Film noir, as its meaning “black film” or “film of the night” indicates, is an art of darkness. For its connotation of pessimism and menace, crime, especially unsolved ones, has been a rare event in Chinese cinema, because it is considered by the authority as an admission to the discontents of life in what is …

New Noir: Chinese Crime Films

New Noir: Chinese Crime Films

Film noir, as its meaning “black film” or “film of the night” indicates, is an art of darkness. For its connotation of pessimism and menace, crime, especially unsolved ones, has been a rare event in Chinese cinema, because it is considered by the authority as an admission to the discontents of life in what is …

New Noir: Chinese Crime Films

Film Screening and In-Person Discussion with the Director – We the Workers

Shot over a six-year period (2009-15) mainly in the industrial heartland of south China, this film primarily follows labor activists Peng Jiayong and Deng Xiaoming as they find common ground with workers, helping them to negotiate with local officials and factory owners over wages and working conditions. Threats, attacks, detention and boredom become part of …

Film Screening and In-Person Discussion with the Director – We the Workers

Film Screening of “Plastic China” and Q&A with Director Wang Jiuliang

After the screening, Director Wang Jiuliang will attend via Skype for a Q&A with the audience moderated by Professor Zhang Ling of Boston College and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. The discussion will be interpreted by Canaan Morse, a Ph.D. candidate in Chinese Literature at Harvard.  About the Film: As the world’s biggest plastic waste importer, …

Film Screening of “Plastic China” and Q&A with Director Wang Jiuliang

Film Screening – The Stormy Night by Zhu Shouju

Discussant: Shi Chuan, professor, The Shanghai Theater Academy, Vice President of the Shanghai Film Association, and Chief Curator, Shanghai Film Museum. More than 650 films were reportedly made in China between 1921 and 1931, yet no more than twenty have survived the wars that followed. The serendipitous rediscovery of Zhu Shouju’s 1925 film The Stormy Night gives us a rare …

Film Screening – The Stormy Night by Zhu Shouju

Film Screening and Discussion with Director Hu Jie – The Spark

Director Hu Jie will be in person for a Q&A (Mandarin with English translation) following the screening. Following the Anti-Rightist movement of 1957, a group of Lanzhou University students who had been condemned as Rightists were sent to rural areas in Tianshui, Gansu Province, to be reformed through labor. There they witnessed the violent absurdities …

Film Screening and Discussion with Director Hu Jie – The Spark

Film Screening – Fukuoka

Directed by: Zhang Lu Q&A with Director following the screening, moderated by Peng Hai, PhD Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations Hae-hyo and Jea-moon were very good friends in college, …

Film Screening – Fukuoka

Film Screening – Jinpa

Directed by: Pema Tseden Q&A with Director following the screening, moderated by Benny Shaffer, PhD Candidate, Anthropology On an isolated road passing through the vast barren plains of Tibet, a …

Film Screening – Jinpa