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Reel China @ NYU 6th Biennial Part 2

Event Date and Time:

October 26, 2012 – October 28, 2012


Dept of Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater
721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003

The Reel China @NYU 6th Film Biennial continues our tradition of sampling some of the most outstanding contemporary independent documentaries produced in China. This year we have also added a few independent fiction films that we feel also reflect a keen understanding of this post-reform moment. Participating filmmakers range from more experienced professional documentarians to young novices. As their disparate visions extend and overlap, we witness the persistent presence of independent cameras that, amidst the disorienting transformations of today, assures the discovery and documentation of fragments of contemporary reality that are becoming history at breakneck speed.

Curated by Angela Zito (NYU) & ZHANG Zhen (NYU), with special thanks to HAO Jian, Beijing Film Academy, and ZHANG Qi, Li Xianting Film Foundation.

Presented by The Center for Religion and Media & The Department of Cinema Studies

Sponsored by The Center for Media, Culture and History & China House, NYU

Supported by The Provost’s Global Research Initiative & Asian Cultural Council

Schedule is below. For film descriptions and additional information, please visit:


Reel China 2012, Second Weekend

FRIDAY, October 26

1 pm Opening and welcome
1:15 My Mother’s Rhapsody 萱堂闲话录 (QIU Jiongjiong 邱炯炯, 2011, 106min)
3 Break
3:15 The Loves of Mr. An 老安 (YANG Lina 杨 荔钠, 2007, 88min)
4:45 Discussion with the filmmaker, moderated by ZHANG Zhen
5:30 Reception
6:30 The Unfinished History of Life 未完成的生活史 (CONG Feng 从峰,2011, 3:46min)

SATURDAY, October 27

Special Program: A Day with PEMA Tseden’s independent cinema
10 am Silent Holy Stones 静静的嘛呢石 2005, 102min)
12 pm Lunch
1 Grassland 草原 (2004, 22min)
1:30 The Search 寻找智美更登 (2009, 117min)
3:30 Break
3:45 Old Dog 老狗 (2011, 88min)
5:30 Discussion with director PEMA Tseden, HAO Jian, Robbie Barnett, moderated by Angela Zito.

SUNDAY, October 28

10:30 am The Next Life 活着 (FAN Jian 范俭, 2011, 81min)
12 pm Lunch
1:30 I Beat a Tiger When I was Young 我年轻时也打老虎 (薛鉴羌 XUE Jianqiang, alias Kokoka, 2010, 75min)
3:00 No Private Houses in My Country (HE Liren 大国无私房, 2011 40min)
4 Discussion with HAO Jian and HE Liren, moderated by ZHANG Zhen


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