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November 24, 2010

Fall 2010 CCS Chinese Film Series - 1966, My Time in the Red Guards (我的红卫兵时代)

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The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2010
Time: 7:10pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

A film by Wu Wenguang (吴文光),1993; China, 140 minutes (Mandarin with English subtitles)

Cinema vérité director Wu Wenguang interviews five former Red Guards - two businessmen, a philosopher, an engineer, as well as "Fifth Generation" director Tian Zhuangzhuang (田壮壮) - who reminisce and reflect about their involvement in the Chinese Cultural Revolution during the 1960s. Theme music composed and performed by Cobra (眼镜蛇乐队), the first all-female Chinese rock band.

Director Wu Wenguang (born 1956 in Yunnan) is an independent documentary filmmaker. He is known internationally as one of the founding figures of Chinese independent documentary. His first film, Bumming in Beijing: The Last Dreamers, was unique in that it featured a large amount of handheld camera work and unscripted interviews. This was a stark contrast to Chinese documentaries produced previously, which were generally carefully planned and controlled. Other films by him include My Time in Red Guard (1993), Jiang Hu: Life on the Road (1999), Dance with Farm Workers (2001), Your Name is Outlander (2003), and Fuck Cinema (2005)

Posted by zzhu at November 24, 2010 06:54 PM