A collection of narrative and documentary works on artists, writers, and ordinary citizens in China, presented in conjunction with the Townsend Center’s In Dialogue with China: Art, Culture, Politics.Read full description
Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue
So Long, My Son
Abode of Illusion: The Life and Art of Chang Dai-chien (Zhang Daqian) (1899–1983)
Wang’s unforgettable family portrait tackles the tragic implications of China’s one-child policy in epic form. “So measured is the pacing, so sinuous the timeline, so understated the subtle ache of the performances . . . [the film performs] the emotional equivalent of open-heart surgery” (Guardian).
Three of China’s greatest living authors share their stories and memories in Jia’s tribute to storytelling and the connection between intellectual thought and working-class labor. “A spiritual depiction of China. Illuminating” (South China Morning Post).
Carma Hinton and Andrew F. Jones in Conversation
Roughly sixty carefully composed shots of citizens and their environments, recorded over ten years across China, comprise this formal masterpiece, a photo album of an entire nation’s decade. From the director of Beijing Bicycle.
Introduced by Andrew F. Jones
The creators of the classic documentary The Gate of Heavenly Peace turn their attention to the work and legacy of one of the greatest, most fascinating twentieth-century painters, Chang Dai-chien (Zhang Daqian).
Carma Hinton and Winnie Wong in Conversation