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ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CAMERA: A Women in Film Retrospective
November 7 - November 10$12 – $15
The D.C. Chinese Film Festival will be working in collaboration with the One International Women’s Film Festival to present a retrospective of Chinese language film directed by and/or featuring women, entitled ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CAMERA: A Women in Film Retrospective.
The festival will comprise a selection of 10 films from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States that address issues of gender and sexuality, as well as women’s evolving role in society.
Notable selections include King Hu’s wuxia classic A Touch of Zen (1971), the first Chinese-language film to win an award at the Cannes Film Festival; Hu Sang’s pioneering historical drama Long Live the Missus! (1947); and Taiwanese icon Sylvia Chang’s romantic comedy Siao Yu (1995), which was co-written by Ang Lee (whose erotic period drama, Lust, Caution will also be screening at the festival). Also showing are some recent, critically acclaimed debuts by women filmmakers such as Lina Wang (A First Farewell, 2018) and Congcong Teng (Send Me to the Clouds, 2019). DCCFF is also proud to announce a screening of I Am Another You (2017), the second film by Nanfu Wang, the director of this year’s Sundance hit, One Child Nation.
With the theme of The Changing Image：Memory and Fantasy Through Generations of Women in Film, a panel where filmmakers and experts in Asian cinema will discuss diverse portrayals of femininity and Chinese women in cinema will take place on Saturday, November 9th at Landmark West End Cinema, 2301 M St NW, Washington DC 20037.
The festival will take place from Thursday, November 7th through Sunday, November 10th. Screenings will be held in partner venues at the Freer Sackler Gallery and Landmark Theaters in Washington, D.C.
Full Festival Lineup:
Thur. 11/7 2:00pm – 5:00pm @ Freer Sackler Gallery
A Touch of Zen (4K Digital Restoration)
Ticket: Free Admission
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Thur. 11/7 6:30pm – 9:40pm @ E Street Cinema
Send Me to the Clouds (Reception @ 6:30pm, Screening @ 7:30pm, Director in- person Q&A @ 9:10pm)
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Fri. 11/8 7:00pm – 8:29pm @ West End Cinema
Small Talk (Documentary)
Fri. 11/8 9:00pm – 11:38pm @ West End Cinema
Lust, Caution ( NC-17 )
Sat. 11/9 2:00pm – 3:30pm @ West End Cinema
Panel – The Changing Image: Memory and Fantasy Through Generations of Women in Film
Ticket: Free Admission
Sat. 11/9 4:00pm – 5:55pm @ West End Cinema
Woman Demon Human (Digital Restoration)
Sat. 11/9 7:00pm – 8:44pm @ West End Cinema
Sat. 11/9 9:15pm – 10:52pm @ West End Cinema
Sun. 11/10 1:30pm – 2:58pm @ West End Cinema
A First Farewell (Kid’s Friendly)
Sun. 11/10 3:30pm – 4:50pm @ West End Cinema
I Am Another You (Documentary)
Sun. 11/10 7:00pm – 8:52pm @ West End Cinema
Long Live the Missus! (Digital Restoration)
For more info, please visit: www.dccff.org