Events: Cine-East Film Series

 

Asian/Pacific Studies Institute and Screen/Society present:

CINE-EAST Spring 2015
East Asian Film Series

Co-sponsored by The Program in the Arts of the Moving Image and
The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 

CINEeast Spring Film Series
Wednesday, February 25, 7pm, Griffith Film Theater (Bryan Center)
Goodbye, Dragon Inn
(Tsai Ming-liang, 2013, 82 min, Taiwan, in Mandarin with English subtitles, Color, 35mm)
Sponsored by: APSI, AMES and The Program in the Arts of the Moving Image 

In a cavernous movie palace, King Hu's classic 1968 film Dragon Inn plays for a sparse crowd. As the movie progresses, the ticket-taker makes dinner, cleans the bathroom, and checks in on the projectionist. Audience members wander in and out, occasionally interacting in the restroom or the vast hallways that surround the theater proper. Minimally plotted, Tsai Ming-Liang's film is a poetic, dryly humorous portrait of a place and its denizens, and an homage to a director who influenced his career. Michael Wilmington of the Chicago Tribune writes, "A weird, funny, melancholy tribute to movies and movie-going, an opus for film geeks."


CINEeast Spring Film Series
Wednesday, March 25, 7pm, Griffith Film Theater (Bryan Center)
The Land of Many Palaces
(Adam James Smith and SONG Ting, 2014, China, in Chinese with English subtitles, DVD)
Sponsored by APSI, AMI and Duke East Asia Nexus 

In Ordos, China, thousands of farmers are being relocated into a new city under a government plan to modernize the region. "The Land of Many Palaces" follows a government official whose job is to convince these farmers that their lives will be better off in the city, and a farmer in one of the last remaining villages in the region who is pressured to move. The film explores a process that will take shape on an enormous scale across China, since the central government announced plans to relocate 250,000,000 farmers to cities across the nation
over the next 20 years. 
    **Director Adam James Smith will be present for a Q&A following the screening.**  

 

CINEeast Spring Film Series
Tuesday, April 1, 7pm, Griffith Film Theater (Bryan Center)
Sparks of Fire
(HU Jie, 2013, 100 min, China, in Chinese with English subtitles, DVD) 
Intro by Xi Lian, Duke Divinity School Tuesday, April 1, Griffith


"Sparks of Fire" is the only extant unofficial intellectual periodical from the time of the Great Famine. In the end, 43 people, including the Rightist teachers and students who were connected with the publication, the peasants and the rural cadres who sympathized with them, were arrested and given long prison terms. Among them, three key figures were executed during the Cultural Revolution.

 

CINEeast Spring Film Series
Tuesday, April 7, 7pm, Richard White Lecture Hall
26 Years
(JO Guen-hyeon, 2012, 135min., S. Korea, in Korean with English subtitles, DVD)
Intro by Hae-Young Kim, AMES

 

Special selections from Studio Ghibli


Monday, April 13, 7 pm, Richard White Lecture Hall
The Wind Rises
(Hayao Miyazaki, 2014, 126 min., Japan, in Japanese with English subtitles, Blu-Ray)
Intro and Q&A by Eileen Chow, AMES

 

Thursday, April 16, 7 pm, Richard White Lecture Hall
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

(Isao Takahata, 2013, 137 min., Japan, in Japanese with
English subtitles, Blu-Ray)
Intro and Q&A by Eileen Chow, AMES

 

Friday, April 17, 7 pm, Richard White Lecture Hall
Studio Ghibli Discussion w/ Eileen Chow, AMES


View the complete CINEeast schedule flyer (Spring 2015) here.



PAST SERIES

Fall 2014, Pdf flyer

Cold War Series, Spring 2014, Pdf flyer

Spring 2014, Pdf flyer

Fall 2013, Pdf flyer

Spring 2013, Pdf flyer

Fall 2012, Pdf flyer



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