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February 15, 2012

Winter 2012 Chinese Documentary Film Series - Martian Syndrome (火星综合症)


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The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012
Time: 7:10pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

A film by Xue Jianqiang (薛鉴羌); China, 2009; 83 minutes (Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles)

Watch trailer here. (Caution: Trailer contains adult themes and situations which may not be appropriate for all audiences.)

Further Information: A young man from Mars arrives in Beijing and learns to be a “bei piao,” a young immigrant who travels to Beijing seeking opportunities. But, he has a terrible experience, and becomes deeply confused as if sinking into quick sand. “In the genre of experimental/fictional/performance documentary . . . new director Xue Jianqiang’s bravura night poem Martian Syndrome (Huoxing yao zonghezheng) is as hallucinatory in its image aesthetic as it is infuriating in its documentary ethics” (film critic Shelly Kraicer/dGenerate Films). This film contains adult themes and situations which may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Posted by zzhu at February 15, 2012 10:26 PM