2012 China Onscreen Biennial: QUEER CHINA ONSCREEN

银幕中国双年展: 中国同性恋影片
Monday, October 15, 2012 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

World Premiere
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.

Preceded by

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.


Admission Information: 

Free admission

Pomona College
Rose Hill Theatre
Smith Campus Center
170 East 6th Street
Claremont, CA 91711

Info: mediastudies.pomona.edu


Smith Campus Center, 170 East 6th St., Claremont, CA