Presented by China Onscreen
Los Angeles Premiere! Free admission!
BORN IN CHINA
Directed by Lu Chuan. Producers: Roy Conli, Brian Leith, Phil Chapman. Cinematography:
Irmin Kerck, Justin Maguire, Shane Moore, Rolf Steinmann, Paul Stewart. Editor: Matt Meech. Cast: John Krasinski (narrator).
Acclaimed Chinese director Lu Chuan (City of Life and Death, The Missing Gun) and a team of pioneering nature filmmakers journey deep into China for an unprecedented vision of its untouched wilderness and the amazing animals that make it their home. From pandas rollicking in a lush bamboo forest to snow leopards struggling to survive on a rugged mountain range—with golden monkeys, red-crowned cranes, chirus and more in between—Born in China captures moments intimate and epic in the lives of these reclusive creatures photographed with astonishing beauty and grandeur. The film’s teeming diversity of life and landscape evokes the natural foundations of China’s multiplicitous traditional mythology while John Krasinski’s narration brings out the playful side of China’s animal kingdoms.
DCP. color, 76 min.
In person: Lu Chuan.
This screening is free admission!
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