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China on Big Screen

NYU CSSA and NYU China House present “China on Big Screen,” a event that features screening of Chinese cinema, a brief lecture, and authentic Chinese dinner. Note: The movie will be in Chinese with English subtitle. The lecture followed will be in Chinese (Mandarin.)

The movie: To Live is a bold, energetic masterpiece from Zhang Yimou, the foremost director from China's influential "fifth generation" of filmmakers. Continuing his brilliant collaboration with China's best-known actress, Gong Li, Zhang weaves a tapestry of personal and political events, following the struggles of an impoverished husband and wife from their heyday in the 1940s to the hardships that accompanied the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s. The movie won 1994 Cannes Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, Nominated Golden Glo Best Foreign Language Film

1994 Cannes Film Festival

BAFTA Awards 1995

Golden Globe Awards

The film was banned in mainland China by the Chinese State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television

The speaker: Dai Jinhua is the Director of the Center for Film Studies and Cultural Studies at Beijing University, is a prominent feminist, “New Left” cultural critic in China. Her work as a film scholar and media critic questions the social legitimacy of consumer culture in China, while problematizing the elitist lineage of Western Marxism and reflecting on Chinese modes of intellectual endeavor during the last three decades. She is the author of more than ten scholarly monographs. Her works have been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean.

Time & Location: Thursday, February 28th at 8 Washington Mews Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are encouraged and space is limited:

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The event is sponsored by NYU China House.