SCHEDULE

University of Oregon: Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum

presented in partnership with the Cinema Pacific,CAPS (Jeremiah/NRC), Academic Affairs, EALL, Asian Studies, JSMA, Office of International Affairs, and Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities

20-21 October 2016

20 October 2:30pm FEMALE DIRECTORS by Yang Mingming

20 October 3:30pm EMPEROR VISITS THE HELL iby Li Luo

20 October 7:15pm FOUR WAYS TO DIE IN MY HOMETOWN by Chai Chunya

21 October 2pm EGG AND STONE by Huang Ji

21 October 4pm THE RIVER OF LIFE by Yang Pingdao

 

HOME, Manchester +

Chinese Film Forum UK, 70 Oxford Street UK

15 September 2016

 

16 September 2016

CUT OUT THE EYES, a musical-ethnographic documentary by Xu Tong

accompanied by

PERFECT CONJUGAL BLISS, an animated short film by Zhong Su and

HOW, an animated short film by Zhang Yipin
18:20, 15 September, at HOME

 


FEMALE DIRECTORS, a faux-documentary medium-length film by Yang Mingming
14:30, 16 September at the Chinese Film Forum UK, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester

Sheffield, UK: Showroom Workstation

co-presented with the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, and Showroom Workstation

11, 18, 25 August 2016

11 August 18:30 CUT OUT THE EYES, a documentary by Xu Tong

18 August 18:30 THE RIVER OF LIFE  a docu-fiction by Yang Pingdao

25 August 18:30 SPARK, a documentary by Hu Jie

 

Vancouver: the Cinematheque

presented in partnership with the Cinematheque Vancouver

2-23 June 2016

2 June 7pm THE RIVER OF LIFE by Yang Pingdao

5 June 4pm ANIMATION ON THE EDGE: independent Chinese animation

9 June 6:30pm EGG AND STONE by Huang Ji

9 June 8:30pm THE DOSSIER by Zhu Rikun

16 June 6:30pm THE LAST MOOSE OF AOLUGUYA by Gu Tao

16 June 8:30pm FOUR WAYS TO DIE IN MY HOMETOWN by Chai Chunya

23 June 6:30pm EMPEROR VISITS THE HELL by Li Luo

22 June 8pm FEMALE DIRECTORS by Yang Mingming + CUT OUT THE EYES by Xu Tong

Far East Film Festival, Udine

presented in the Cinema Visionario, Udine Italy, by the Far East Film Festival in partnership with China Now: Independent Visions

26 April 2016

CUT OUT THE EYES, a musical-ethnographic documentary by Xu Tong
preceded by
DOUBLE ACT
, an animated short film by Ding Shiwei

18:00, 26 April at the Teatro Visionario


EGG AND STONE, a personal fiction feature by Huang Ji
preceded by
PERFECT CONJUGAL BLISS,
an animated short film by Zhong Su

19:45, 26 April at the Teatro Visionario

presented in partnership with
Shadows Chinese Independent Film Festival

29-30 Apr 2016

Studio des Ursulines 
29 April 8pm Filmless Festival
29 April 10:10 pm Cut Out The Eyes
 
30 April 6pm River of Life
30 April 8pm Egg and Stone (with director Huang Ji)
30 April 10:30pm People’s Park
Inalco (Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales) 
2pm Four Ways to Die in My Hometown (with director Chai Chunya)

San Diego Asian American Film Festival: Spring Showcase

presented by Pacific Arts Movement in partnership with China Now: Independent Visions

1 May 2016

AMIMATED SHORTS SELECTION (6 shorts by Bai Bin, Qiu Anxiong, Zhong Su et al.)
A FILMLESS FESTIVAL, a collective documentary
SPARK, a historical documentary by Hu Jie
THE RIVER OF LIFE, a personal documentary by Yang Pingdao

1 May from 1pm to 9:30pm at UltraStar Mission Valley | Buy Tickets |

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11-19 March 2016

12-23 March 2016

1-6 Apr 2016

CONCORDIA University

March 11, 7pm   FEMALE DIRECTORS and EGG AND STONE (Visual Arts Building 114 – 1395 René Lévesque Ouest )

March 12, 7pm   A FILMESS FESTIVAL (Visual Arts Building 114 – 1395 René Lévesque Ouest )

March 15, 5pm   STRATUM 1: THE VISITORS (GEM Lab, Faubourg building 630.15 – 1250 Guy Street)

March 19, 6pm   CUT OUT THE EYES  + SPARK (J.A. DeSève Cinema, Library Building – 1400 De Maisonneuve Ouest)

 

MCGILL University

March 12, 7pm   THE RIVER OF LIFE  (SSMU Building, Lev Bukhman Room – 3480 McTavish Street, Mcgill University)

March 16, 7pm   SATIATED VILLAGE (Cultural Studies Screening Room (Rm 101) – 3475 Rue Peel)                            

March 23, 6:30pm  AROUND THAT WINTER (Cultural Studies Screening Room (Rm 101) – 3475 Rue Peel)                            

 

CINEMATHEQUE + VISIONS (Cinémathèque québécoise – 335, boul. De Maisonneuve Est)

April 1, 7 pm     FEMALE DIRECTORS  + LISTENING TO THIRD GRANDMOTHER’S STORIES

April 2, 5 pm     ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM

April 2, 9 pm    EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS PROGRAM

April 3, 7 pm     EMPEROR VISITS THE HELL 

April 4, 7 pm     YUMEN 

April 4, 9 pm    THE DOSSIER 

April 5, 7 pm     PEOPLE’S PARK 

April 6, 9 pm     YUMEN 

10 Mar – Apr 1 2016
THE CRISIS OF THE REAL: NEW CHINESE DOCUMENTARIES

PING’AN YUEQING
10 March 18:30

SPARK
20 March 15:30

CUT OUT THE EYES
13 March 15:15

SATIATED VILLAGE
24 March 20:45

PEOPLE’S PARK
15 March 18:30

THE DOSSIER
29 March 21:15

THE LAST MOOSE OF AOLUGUYA
19 March 15:30

THE RIVER OF LIFE
April 1 21:15

30 Mar, 3 Apr 2016

YUMEN + 3 shorts
THE HUNTER AND THE SKELETON
PERFECT CONJUGAL BLISS
FAMILY REUNION

30 March 19:00
3 April 13:00

BIFF is the most stimulating film festival in the world. As far as I’m concerned, there is nowhere else our physical safety would be threatened and property rights violated merely because we’re watching films together. During the last few years of BIFF, you could feel the absurdity of China, and feel the government’s incessant fear.

Chinese audiences are great: they know how to use their minds. But the number of people is small. The Chinese are a people who lack a certain attitude, a people who lack judgement and even love. On the other hand, I won’t make a special effort to pander to Western audiences. I don’t even understand why they are willing to watch superficial, or you could say symbolic, accounts of Chinese misery.

But exchange allows us to progress together. Cinema allows me to bid farewell to mediocre “happiness”. In the middle of enormous falsehood, I am not capable of fooling myself into thinking that life is beautiful. My films are honest, and they handle truth in the same way.

– Yang Mingming (Female Directors)

CINEMA ON THE EDGE