Events

New Noir: Chinese Crime Films

Brattle Theater 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA

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 …

New Noir: Chinese Crime Films

New Noir: Chinese Crime Films

Brattle Theater 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA

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

Brattle Theater 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA

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 …

New Noir: Chinese Crime Films

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

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010) 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

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 – China’s Van Goghs

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010) 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

The documentary screening will be followed by a Q&A with Producer and Director Kiki Tianqi Yu via Skype, moderated by Benny Shaffer, PhD Candidate in Media Anthropology.  About the film: China’s Van Goghs (Mandarin with English subtitles, 80 min, HD) Until 1989, Dafen Village on the outskirts of Shenzhen, China was little more than a …

Film Screening – China’s Van Goghs

Film Screening: An Elephant Sitting Still

Brattle Theater 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA

The final event of the spring semester for the Emergent Visions film series will be hosted at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square. The event is free and open to the public. SYNOPSIS: An Elephant Sitting Still (大象席地而坐), 2018, HD, Mandarin with English subtitles, 230 min. Under the gloomy sky of a small town in …

Film Screening: An Elephant Sitting Still

Film Screening – The Stormy Night by Zhu Shouju

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

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 Panel Discussion – “One Child Nation”

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010) 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Panel Discussion: Jialing Zhang, Co-Director of “One Child Nation” Mable Chan, Founder of China Personified; One in a Billion Productions Susan Greenhalgh, John King and Wilma Cannon Fairbank Research Professor of Chinese Society, Harvard University Jie Li, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University Karen Thornber, Harry Tuchman Levin Professor in Literature …

Film Screening and Panel Discussion – “One Child Nation”

Film Screening – Fukuoka

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010) 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

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

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010) 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

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 truck driver who has accidentally run over a sheep chances upon a young man who is hitching a ride. As they drive and chat, the …

Film Screening – Jinpa