A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
Screening: To Live
Zhang Yimou's film is presneted in conjunction with the Monterey Park Art+Film Lab presented by LACMA
1994, 125 minutes, Not Rated, Mandarin, with English subtitles
Dir: Zhang Yimou; with Gong Li, Ge You, and Ben Niu
In conjunction with the Monterey Park Art+Film Lab presented by LACMA, watch a diverse selection of films—shorts, independents, and international films that are sure to capture your imagination. All screenings take place in the recital hall of the Performing and Fine Arts Center.
“All I ask is a quiet life together.” These are lines spoken by wife Jiazhen, who, with her husband Fugui, survive the sweep of history in the decades before and during the Cultural Revolution. Embodying both hero and heroine, the couple adapt to ever-changing political realities and reversals of fortune, all while holding down a family. Told with wit and tenderness, this epic melodrama features a powerhouse cast and is directed by one of China’s greatest living directors.
East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park
Free and open to the public
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