John Pomfret examines the remarkable history of the two-centuries-old relationship between the United States and China, from the Revolutionary War to the present day.
Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival
The Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival will run in Los Angeles at the Downtown Independent and will focus on Chinese language/culture films.
- Opening Film, Paths of The Soul, 6-8pm
- Shorts Program 1: Under The Same Sky, Night Spinning, A Test, Sheep Dotting Hillsides, Love After Time and No Sad. 8:15-10:15pm
- LGBTQ Night: Smokers Die Slowly Together, SHe, Blooming Night and Papa Rainbow. 10:30pm-12:45am
Saturday, Nov. 18th
- Documentary Feature and Experimental Short: Of Shadows and Ice Monster. 8:20-10:10am
- Narrative Feature, Crested Ibis, 10:20am-12:25pm
- Narrative Feature, The Last Painting, 12:40-2:40pm
- Documentary Feature and Animation Short: China's van Goghs and Fishes, Swimmers, Boats. 3-4:45pm
- VIP Night Experimental Special Screening, 6:30-10pm
Sunday, Nov. 19th
- Documentary Feature, Mrs. Lei (with Q&A section), 10am-12pm
- Narrative Feature and Doc Short: King of Peking and Summer at Ten (with Q&A section). 12:20-2:35pm
- Diversity Panel, 2:50-3:40pm
- Shorts Program 2: Hsiang Yi, Fish Tank, The Test, Winter Break, Arnie, and The Day Before Chinese New Year. 4-6pm
- Industry Panel, 6:20-7:10pm
- Community Screening (Free), 7:25-8:05pm
- Cocktail Reception, 7:30-8:20pm
- Award Ceremony, 8:30-9:30pm
- Closing Film, Free and Easy, 9:30-11:15pm
Lenora Chu explores what takes place behind closed classroom doors in China's education system. Chu’s eye-opening investigation challenges assumptions and considers the true value and purpose of education.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk by Scott Tong and a unique perspective on the transitions in China through the eyes of regular people.