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Chinese Portrait

Ongoing

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Wang Xiaoshuai. 2018, 79 mins. In Mandarin with English subtitles. From acclaimed director Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle; So Long, My Son) comes a personal snapshot of contemporary China in all its diversity. Shot over the course of ten years on both film and video, the film showcases carefully composed tableaus of people and environments, each one more extraordinary than the last. Pedestrians shuffle across a bustling Beijing street, steelworkers linger outside a deserted factory, tourists laugh and scamper across a crowded beach, worshippers kneel to pray in a remote village. With a painterly eye for composition, Wang captures China as he sees it, stealing moments of reflection from a society in a constant state of change. A Cinema Guild release. 

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth ages 3–17 / Free or discounted ($7) for Museum members). Order tickets online. (Members may contact members@movingimage.us with any questions about benefits and making online reservations.)

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