Youth (2017)--U.S. Premiere
Feng Xiaogang began his show-biz career as a stage designer for an army art troupe. His latest feature strikes an autobiographical note as it follows a group of dancers in the People’s Liberation Army, from their idealistic youth in the 1960s performing Cultural Revolution standards, to their post-Mao adulthood marked by the twin shocks of war with Vietnam and market liberalization. Feng’s roving camera weaves an affecting tapestry of individual lives and musical passion intersecting China’s own momentous transformations of the past four decades.
A Tribute to Feng Xiaogang
This screening is part of 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.
For more information, visit chinaonscreen.org.
Location: Billy Wilder Theater, courtyard level of the UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. in Westwood.
Tickets: $10 online; $9 general, $8 non-UCLA students, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required) if purchased at the box office only. Free admission for UCLA students (current ID required); free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis at the box office until 15 minutes before showtime, or the rush line afterwards. Click here to purchase online tickets.
Parking: Museum parking lot; enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire. $6 flat rate after 6:00 pm weekdays and all day on weekends. Cash only.
More information: For China Onscreen, visit chinaonscreen.org or call (310) 825-8839. For UCLA Film & Television Archive, visit cinema.ucla.edu.
Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles