Last Days 2012
Director/Screenwriter: Cui Zi’en. Cinematographer: Li Jian. Editor: Yang Jin. Composer: Chen Lele.
Boys, girls, queer desires and fantastic topographies: the Chinese queer film pioneer Cui Zi’en returns to his narrative and lyrical roots in LAST DAYS. Cui weaves a surreal tale from the materiality of low-budget filmmaking, never forgetting film’s ability to visualize desire in ways both alluring and provocative. Desire here is a meandering movement between person, body and gender, and it also coalesces into bonding and community. – Jonathan Hall
Digital video, Mandarin with English subtitles, 90 min.
North American Premiere
Our Story: 10 Years of Guerrilla Warfare of the Beijing Queer Film Festival 2012
Director: Yang Yang. Producer: Beijing Queer Film Festival Organizing Committee. Cinematographer: Deng Jianping, Ma Ke, Yang Jin, Diao Dingcheng, Xiaomin, Zhou Shuxuan. Editor: Deng Jiangping, Feng Zhe.
Female documentarian and festival organizer Yang Yang’s film follows the peregrination of the Beijing Queer Film Festival across a decade to find a regular home. An atlas of Beijing alternative screening venues, OUR STORY is a document of homophobia and of queer maneuvering against normative power. – Jonathan Hall
Digital video, Mandarin with English subtitles, 42 min.
This program has been made possible with funding support from Pomona College Media Studies.
Rose Hill Theatre
Smith Campus Center
170 East 6th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Smith Campus Center, 170 East 6th St., Claremont, CA