New York University will host the “Reel China Biennial Documentary Festival,” Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 7, which will include the screening of films on topics ranging from disability, unemployment, and gay and lesbian lives to the examination challenges faced by millions of high school seniors.

For a complete schedule of screenings, go to or call 212.998.1599.

Fri., Sept. 29, 19 University Place (betw. Waverly Pl. and E. 8th St.) 2 p.m.: “Dr. Zhang” (90 min.) and “A House on a Plain” (18 min.)

4:30 p.m.: Roundtable discussion featuring Andrew Ross (Cultural and Social Analysis, NYU), Dan Streible (Cinema Studies, NYU), Angela Zito (Anthropology/Religious Studies, NYU), and moderated by Zhang Zhen (Cinema Studies, NYU). The filmmakers Huang Ruxiang and Li Qiang will join the discussion by telephone.

Sat., Sept. 30 and Sat., Oct. 7, 721 Broadway, Room 656 (betw. Waverly Pl. and Washington Pl.) Sat., Sept. 30: 10 a.m.: “Nostalgia” (70 min.) and “White Tower” (85 min.)

2 p.m.: “High School Senior Year” (95 min.) and “Bimo Records” (90 min.)

Sat., Oct. 7: 10 a.m.: “Beautiful Men” (98 Min) and “Mei Mei” (82 min.)

2 p.m.: “Girls That Way” (30 min.), “Gender Game” (26 min.) and “Women 50 Minutes” (50 min.)

The event is co-presented by NYU’s Department of Cinema Studies, its Center for Culture, History, and Media, its Center for Religion and Media, and the Institute for Tongzhi Studies.

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