REEL CHINA @ NYU 9TH FILM BIENNIAL

When 8 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
Where NYU Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater
721 Broadway, Room 648
New York, NY 10003
United States
Enquiry 212.998.7608

As China becomes the world’s largest film market, dominated by commercial and propaganda-oriented blockbusters, independent documentary filmmakers continue to train their cameras on a rapidly transforming Chinese society.  They regard and engage disfranchised communities, conflicting values, the rural/urban divide, and new subjectivities in the making including the migrant, the queer, or the physically marked as different. Among the selections for this year, several also concern the ambivalent legacy of the socialist period, especially the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, its impact on individual and collective memory, and the politics of its representation. We invite you to join us.

Curated by ZHANG Zhen 张真, Angela Zito司徒安, and WANG Xiaolu 王小鲁

Co-Presented by the Asian Film and Media Initiative (AFMI) at the Department of Cinema Studies, and the Center for Religion and Media (CRM), New York University.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Provost’s Office and NYU Departments of History, East Asian Studies and Media, Culture and Communication. With the support of the Provost’s Global Research Initiative.

Biennial coordinators: Cristina Cajulis and Zoe Meng Jiang

All screenings take place at Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, Room 648 (or indicated otherwise*)

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