COB Program Schedule

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Saturday, October 13   7:30 pm  @ UCLA FTV Archive • LA

North American Premiere
LACUNA   2012
醉后一夜
Director: Derek Tsang
HDCAM, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 96 min.

Preceded by

West Coast Premiere
SHANGHAI STRANGERS   2012
非典情人
Director/Screenwriter: Joan Chen
HDCAM, color, Mandarin and English with English subtitles, 24 min.

In person: Derek Tsang

 

Sunday, October 14   7:00 pm @ UCLA FTV Archive • LA

US Premiere
ALL APOLOGIES   2012
爱的替身
Director: Emily Tang
HDCAM, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 90 min.

 

Monday, October 15   8:00 pm @ Pomona College • LA

World Premiere
LAST DAYS   2012
最后的日子
Director/Screenwriter:  Cui Zi’en.
Digital video, Mandarin with English subtitles, 90 min.

Preceded by

North American Premiere
OUR STORY: 10 YEARS OF GUERRILLA WARFARE OF THE BEIJING QUEER FILM FESTIVAL   2012
我们的故事
DIR: Yang Yang. PROD: Beijing Queer Film Festival Organizing Committee.
Digital video, Mandarin with English subtitles, 42 min.

In person: Cui Zi'en
 

Wednesday, October 17   7:30 pm @ the Academy • LA

West Coast Premiere
THE MONKEY KING: UPROAR IN HEAVEN 3D   2012/1961-1964
大闹天宫 3D
2012 3D Conversion Director: Su Da, Chen Zhihong

1961-1964 Two-Part Original  Director: Wan Laiming, Tang Cheng
3D DCP, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 92 min.

Preceded by

Presentation on THE MONKEY KING’s digital restoration and 3D conversion by Tom Burton and Pierre Routhier of Technicolor.

 

Friday, October 19   7:30 pm @ UCLA FTV Archive • LA

THE RED DETACHMENT OF WOMEN  1970
红色娘子军
Director: Fu Jie, Pan Wenzhan
35mm, color, 105 min.

Post-screening panel discussion moderated by UCLA professor Robert Chi; with Beijing opera master and former yangbanxi performer Qi Shufang; theater director Peter Sellars; and Director of UCLA’s Center for Chinese Studies Yan Yunxiang.

 

Saturday, October 20-28 @ Pop-Up Gallery, Mandarin Plaza, Chinatown • LA

BEIJING FLICKERS POP-UP EXHIBITION
《有种》流动展览
The COB is proud to present for the first time anywhere the complete new work by Chinese Sixth Generation auteur Zhang Yuan. BEIJING FLICKERS consists of Zhang’s recent photography about 20-something Beijing denizens and the film inspired by the photography. The photography goes on display in a pop-up exhibition in Chinatown, courtesy of the Chinatown Business Improvement District and Mandarin Plaza. Los Angeles gallerist Lois Lambert guest curates.
(BEIJING FLICKERS, the film, will screen on October 23 at REDCAT.)

Opening reception starts at 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 20, followed by a conversation with filmmaker Zhang Yuan, a Chinatown artist and curator Lambert at 5:30 pm.

Pop-Up Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sunday 12:00-5:00 pm; closed on Monday.
Free Admission

 

Saturday, October 20   7:30 pm @ UCLA FTV Archive • LA

US Premiere
SAUNA ON MOON   2011
嫦娥
Director/Screenwriter/Production Designer: Zou Peng
35mm, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 93 min.

Preceded by

North American Premiere
THE PEOPLE’S SECRETARY   2010
Director/Producer/Editor: Zhang Qing
DVD, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 18 min.

 

Sunday, October 21   4:00 pm @ UCLA FTV Archive • LA

US Premiere
ARE WE REALLY SO FAR FROM THE MADHOUSE?   2010
我们离疯人院有多远
Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Li Hongqi
HDCAM, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 87 min.

 

Monday, October 22   8:30 pm @ REDCAT • LA

International Restoration Premiere
ANIMATED, GOLDEN AND RESTORED   1934-1980
黄金时代的修复版动画片

THE MOUSE AND THE FROG   1934  鼠与蛙
Producer: Wan Brothers
HDCAM, b&w, silent with English subtitles, 15 min.

PIGSY EATS WATERMELON   1958  猪八戒吃西瓜
Director: Wan Guchan
HDCAM, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 20 min.

LITTLE TADPOLES LOOK FOR THEIR MOTHER   1960 小蝌蚪找妈妈
Director/Screenwriter: Te Wei, Tang Cheng / Shanghai Animation Film Studio
Composer: Wu Yingju.
HDCAM, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 10 min.

THE COWHERD’S FLUTE   1963 牧笛
Director: Te Wei, Qian Jiajun
HDCAM, color, 20 min.

THREE MONKS   1980  三个和尚
Director: A Da
HDCAM, color, 20 min.
TRT: 85 min.

 

Tuesday, October 23   8:30 pm @ REDCAT • LA

US Premiere
BEIJING FLICKERS 2012
有种
Director/Producer: Zhang Yuan

The film inspired by interviews filmmaker Zhang Yuan conducted for his BEIJING FLICKERS photography exhibition – co-presented with the Global Film Initiative and a part of the Global Lens 2013 film series. (The pop-up photography exhibit runs October 20-28 in Chinatown.)
HDCAM, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 96 min.

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
HDCAM, color, 13 min.

In person: Zhang Yuan, Li Xinyun

 

Friday, October 26   7:30 pm @ UCLA FTV Archive • LA

International Premiere
DOUBLE XPOSURE   2012
二次曝光
Director: Li Yu
35mm, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 105 min.

In person: Li Yu

A pre-screening reception open to ticket holders will begin at 6:00 pm.   This event is made possiible through support of East-West Bank.

 

Friday, October 26   7:00 pm @ Freer • DC

East Coast Premiere
BEIJING FLICKERS 2012
有种
Director/Producer: Zhang Yuan
HDCAM, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 96 min.

 

Saturday, October 27   2:00-3:30 pm @ UCLA FTV Archive• LA

FILM AS CULTURE | CULTURE IN FILM
Panel Discussion
Panelists

Scarlet Cheng (Moderator), film journalist and educator
Li Yu, film director (DOUBLE XPOSURE)
Janet Yang, film producer
Yan Yunxiang, UCLA Department of Anthropology and Director of UCLA’s Center for Chinese Studies
Sean Metzger, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

This program is presented by the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management, UCLA Center for Chinese Studies and UCLA Film & Television Archive.

 

Saturday, October 27   4:00 pm @ UCLA FTV Archive • LA

US Premiere
THREE SISTERS   2012
三姊妹
Director: Wang Bing
Blu-ray, color, Yunnan dialect with English subtitles, 153 min.

 

Saturday, October 27   7:30 pm @ UCLA FTV Archive • LA

US Premiere
THE DITCH   2010
夹边沟
Director/Screenwriter: Wang Bing
35mm, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 109 min.

 

Sunday, October 28   4:00 pm @ UCLA FTV Archive• LA

US Premiere
THE CREMATOR   2012
焚尸人
Director/Screenwriter/Editor: Peng Tao
HDCAM, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 90 min.

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
HDCAM, color, 13 min.

 

Sunday, October 28   7:00 pm @ UCLA FTV Archive• LA

North American Premiere
FENG SHUI   2012
万箭穿心
Director: Wang Jing
HDCAM, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 120 min.

 

Wednesday, October 31   7:30 pm @ UCLA FTV Archive• LA

Los Angeles Premiere / Halloween Screening!
PAINTED SKIN: THE RESURRECTION  2012
画皮 II
Director: Wuershan
Blu-ray, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 131 min.

 

Friday, November 2   7:00 pm @ Freer •DC

East Coast Premiere
DOUBLE XPOSURE   2012
二次曝光
Director: Li Yu
35mm, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 105 min.

Preceded by

Washington, DC Premiere
SHANGHAI STRANGERS   2012
非典情人
Director/Screenwriter: Joan Chen
HDCAM, color, Mandarin and English with English subtitles, 24 min.

 

Sunday, November 4   2:00 pm @ Freer •DC

THE DITCH   2010
夹边沟
Director/Screenwriter: Wang Bing
35mm, color, Mandarin with English subtitles, 109 min.

 

Friday, November 11   2:00 pm @ Freer •DC

THE RED DETACHMENT OF WOMEN  1970
红色娘子军
Director: Fu Jie, Pan Wenzhan
35mm, color, 105 min.

Post-screening panel discussion with scholars and artits TBA.