COB: BEIJING FLICKERS

银幕中国双年展: 有种
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

US Premiere

BEIJING FLICKERS   2012
有种

Director/Producer: Zhang Yuan. Screenwriter: Zhang Yuan, Kong Ergou, Li Xinyun, Yang Yishu. Cinematographer: Zhang Yuan, Cai Tao. Production Designer: An Bin. Editor: Wu Yixiang. Sound: Zhao Bo. Composer: Liu Yijun. Cast: Duan Bowen, Lv Yulai, Shi Shi, Li Xinyun, Han Wenwen.

BEIJING FLICKERS’ screenplay is inspired by interviews Sixth Generation auteur Zhang Yuan conducted with hundreds of 20-somethings when he was working on his photography exhibition, Unspoiled Brats. (Now renamed to share the same title as the film, the photography show goes on COB display from October 20-28 at a pop-up gallery in Chinatown.)

Dumped by his girlfriend for a rich man, San Bao descends into a self-destructive spiral and meets a few other kindred souls: a drag queen addicted to cosmetic surgery and poetry; a female singer kicked out by the musicians in her band; a girl jilted by her boss/lover. Zhang (BEIJING BASTARDS) captures the vulnerability, but also the energy and romanticism of the new “lost generation” bypassed by China’s entry into the globalized market economy. – Bérénice Reynaud

HDCAM, color, Putonghua with English subtitles, 96 min.

Co-presented with the Global Film Initiative and a part of the Global Lens 2013 film series

In person: Zhang Yuan, Li Xinyun

 

 

Preceded by

West Coast Premiere

SOME ACTIONS WHICH HAVEN’T BEEN DEFINED YET IN THE REVOLUTION   2011
一场革命中还未来得及定义的行为

Director/Producer/Screenwriter: Sun Xun. Editor: Xu Chong, Sun Xun, Tang Bohua. Composer: Jin Shan.

Animated using woodblock prints, SOME ACTIONS uses pulsating, hallucinatory imagery to evoke a Kafkaesque atmosphere of grotesquery, anxiety and vague ideological constrictions. “I only ask questions,” says animator Sun Xun. “It’s up to the viewer to think about what he has seen. And to come up with his own answers.” – Tom Vick

HDCAM, color, 13 min.

 

Admission Information: 

Tickets: $10 general admission. $8 for REDCAT members and non-CalArts students. $5 for CalArts students, faculty and staff. Online tickets available at www.redcat.org; click on the individual program.

Parking: Walt Disney Concert Hall parking garage; enter from 2nd Street and proceed to level P3 for direct access to REDCAT. $9 after 4:00 pm on Mondays-Fridays / $5 after 8:00 pm. $9 flat rate on weekends.

Information: www.redcat.org, 213.237.2800

Film at REDCAT (Jack H. Skirball Series)
REDCAT Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex
631 West 2nd Street (at the corner of 2nd and Hope Streets)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Address: 

631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012