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Past Events: screening
The USC U.S.-China Institute, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and USC Shoah Foundation present a screening of the film Above the Drowning Sea, the story of the dramatic escape of European Jews from Nazi-controlled Europe to Shanghai on the eve of World War Two. Followed by a panel conversation.
The UC Berkeley Center for Chinese Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies, and Center for African Studies host a film screening of the documentary Guangzhou Dream Factory, accompanied by a talk with filmmaker Erica Marcus.
A screening of Someone To Talk To, a film centered around loneliness in the modern era, featuring a talkback with writer (Liu Zhenyun) and director (Liu Yulin) following the film.
The Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University presents a film screening on labor organizing in China, with a Q&A featuring the director Huang Wenhai and China Labour Bulletin's Han Dongfang.
The first independent Hong Kong film made after the 1997 British handover to China, this “intoxicating drama about teenage alienation” (Tom Dawson, BBC) depicts a rarely seen view of the city.
Famed for its bloody final fight scene, gritty performances, and the armloads of prizes it won at the Hong Kong Film Awards, Beast Cops is credited with breathing new life into the cops versus triads genre.
Featuring a cast of legendary Hong Kong action stars, the film pits the ragtag denizens of a rundown slum against the dapper and ruthless Axe Gang.
These two programs are dedicated to celebrating Chinese American filmmakers who were born in China. They will kick off the Los Angeles Shorts International Film Festival 2017.