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MVIFF 2017: MAINELAND with Director Miao Wang and Producer Damon Smith

, | 2017 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Miao Wang

Saturday September 09, 2017, 7:00pm (Film Center)
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Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., “Maineland” is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two teenagers of China’s wealthy elite as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. Part of the enormous wave of “parachute students” enrolling in U.S. private schools, bubbly, fun-loving Stella and introspective…

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2017 DOC WEEK: I AM ANOTHER YOU

, | 2017 | 80 mins. | |
Directed by Nanfu Wang

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Director Nanfu Wang will join us after the film with Producer Marcia Rock for a Q&A discussion. When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first came to America, Florida seemed like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. As she travels wide-eyed from one city to another, she…

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THE ASSASSIN

, , | 2015 | 120 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Hsiao-Hsien Hou

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THE ASSASSIN is a 2015 martial arts film directed by Taiwanese director Hsiao-Hsien Hou. The film is set during the Tang Dynasty-period in Chinese history, in 9th century China. It centers on Nie Yinniang, a female killer appointed to slay corrupt government officals by her master, Jiaxin, a nun who raised her…

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HEUNG GONG JAI (ABERDEEN)

| 2014 | 97 min | |
Directed & Written by Ho-Cheung Pang

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The extended Cheng family, which, like Aberdeen harbor’s Chinese namesake, represents today’s “Little Hong Kong” and its myriad of contradictions between traditions and modernity; superstitions and materialism; family and individuality.

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Classic Film Night: CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (2001)

| 2001 | 120 mins | | , , ,
Directed by Ang Lee

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Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee took a break from making Western period dramas to fashion this wild and woolly martial arts spectacular featuring special effects and action sequences courtesy of the choreographer of The Matrix (1999), Yuen Woo Ping. In the early 19th century, martial arts master Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat) is…

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Classic Film Wednesday: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

| 2000 | 97 mins | | , ,
Directed by Kar Wai Wong

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Auteur filmmaker Wong Kar-wai directs this moody period drama about unrequited love that, like his earlier work, swoons with romantic melancholy. Set in a Shanghaiese enclave in Hong Kong in 1962, the film centers on two young couples who rent adjacent rooms in a cramped and crowded tenement. Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung) works…