I Love Beijing: The Films of Ning Ying

10/23/08 to 10/27/08

“Ning Ying knows Beijing the way Martin Scorsese knows New York” (Boston Phoenix). China's most important woman director maps her country's shifting physical and cultural topography with deadpan humor and clear-eyed intelligence. She is an artist in residence at PFA this fall.

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  • I Love Beijing, October 25

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Past Films

  • Railroad of Hope

    • Sunday, October 26 1:30 PM

    Ning Ying in Person. Ning's sensitive, eye-opening documentary on internal migration. With shorts In Our Own Words and Looking for a Job in the City.

  • Perpetual Motion

    • Sunday, October 26 4 PM

    Ning Ying in Person. Sex and the City, Beijing-style: Ning's latest feature views China's recent transformations through the eyes of four successful, sexual, trash-talking women.

  • I Love Beijing

    • Saturday, October 25 6:30 PM

    Ning Ying in Person. The Beijing Trilogy accelerates to its conclusion: a cab driver navigates the new social terrain of a city under constant construction.

  • On the Beat

    • Friday, October 24 8:30 PM

    Ning Ying in Person. The centerpiece of the Beijing Trilogy is a sharply observed portrait of the city's police and a sly, deadpan study of bureaucratic futility.

  • For Fun

    • Thursday, October 23 7:30 PM

    Ning Ying in Person. In the Beijing Trilogy's first installment, a meddlesome retiree finds an outlet in an amateur Peking Opera troupe. “Beautifully observed and splendidly acted.”-Tony Rayns