In this first gathering since the pandemic, we celebrate the two-decade journey of the Reel China Biennial, as well as the indomitable spirit and creative expression of independent filmmakers within and outside China. This milestone edition of Reel China brings back to NYC innovative and bold works by veteran filmmakers in the PRC along with diaspora and emerging Sinophone voices. From a frenetic Beijing on the eve of the Olympics to the searching for lost homes and new visions in internal and external exile, there are narrative and visual surprises. The program of short and long films, fiction and non-fiction in analog and digital formats, bears sharp and delicate witness to the tumultuous changes in China and the world in the 21st century.
The Asian Film & Media Initiative, Department of Cinema Studies
The Center for Religion and Media
Co-sponsored by the Center for Media, Culture and History
Zhen Zhang, Director of Asian Film Media Initiative, NYU
Angela Zito, Director of the Center for Religion and Media, NYU
Cristina Cajulis, Events Coordinator, Cinema Studies Department, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
Free and open to the public. RSVP required. NYU ID and Violet Go pass OR proof of vaccination and approved campus access needed for entry. Absolutely no exceptions. RSVPs must be received by Wednesday, October 19, 2022.
Preferred seating on a first come, first served basis. Plan to arrive early.
Please see NYU’s current COVID-related guidelines.
Please note: RSVP for Friday includes all screenings on 10/28. Saturday 10/29 and Sunday 10/30 you must RSVP for each screening you plan to attend. Schedule in link below.