This screening is part of A Tribute to Feng Xiaogang program honoring the artistic achievements of China’s leading popular filmmaker. The Tribute features a selection of Feng's acclaimed works--Cell Phone (2003) and Assembly (2007) on Oct. 24, Aftershock (2010) on Oct. 25, and I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) on Oct. 30--culminating with the U.S. Premiere of Youth (2017) on Nov. 3, with a Q&A with the director.
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Epic, tearjerking, yet quietly pointed in its depiction of the unequal social inheritances for men and women, Aftershock begins with the monster quake that devastated the Chinese northeastern industrial city of Tangshan in 1976. A sister and brother are buried in the rubble, and the question of their survival would reverberate through the next three decades in the lives of a son and mother, a daughter and father, and a daughter and her mothers. The film proved a seismic event as well, smashing box-office records in China as the country’s first domestic release in IMAX.
Location: Ray Kurtzman Theatre @ CAA, 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Century City.
Tickets: Free with prior reservation. Click here to reserve your tickets. Patrons without reserved tickets will be admitted on a space-available only, first come-first served basis.
Parking: CAA underground lot; enter on Constellation Ave. and keep left for visitor’s entrance. Please note security may ask to open your trunk. Parking available on levels P1, P2 and P3 only; keep left to park on the CAA/2000 Avenue of the Stars side. Head to elevator and push ST (street) level to reach the main lobby at CAA. $15 flat rate. Pay at kiosks located in the stairwell at each parking level.
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Ray Kurtzman Theatre @ CAA, 2000 Avenue of the Stars