Screening Tour  

We organised six public screenings in collaboration with CNEX Hong Kong during 20-28 April, 2016. The events were part of the 40 thematic screenings organised by CNEX.

The Chinese Mayor

Zhou Hao | China | 86 min

Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles

Speakers:
Ying Liang, Chinese independent film director
Poon Tat-pui, Associate Professor of Practice, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Date: 20 April, Wednesday
Time: 7.00p.m.
Venue: Theatre 303, Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre, HKU

Known ignominiously as ‘the most polluted city in China’, Datong, the former capital of Imperial China, suffers from a faltering economy and poor infrastructure—but not for long, if Mayor Geng Yanbo has his way. Director Zhou Hao follows the tireless government official as he clashes daily with corrupt bureaucracy, upset constituents and even his own wife. The result is a fascinating and mesmerising portrait of a people in change and the man who would make it happen.

My Love, Don’t Cross That River

Moyoung Jin | Korea | 86 min

Korean with English subtitles

Date: 21 April, Thursday
Time: 7.00p.m.
Venue: Theatre 303, Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre, HKU

A wife prepares for the death of her husband and his transition to the next life as a couple who have lived together for 76 years face the last moments of their marriage. ‘My Love, Don’t Cross That River’ depicts a heart-rending image of an elderly couple wearing matching traditional hanbok clothing and holding hands, firmly in the final days of a marriage that spanned over seven decades.

Bully

Lee Hirsch | USA | 98 min

English with Chinese subtitles

Date: 22 April, Friday
Venue: MWT5, Meng Wah Complex, HKU
Time: 7.00p.m.

Over 13 million American children will be bullied this year. Bullying is the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the US. ‘Bully’—a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary—brings human scale to this startling statistic, offering an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched the lives of five children and their families.

Iranien

Mehran Tamadon | Iran | 105 min

Persian with Chinese subtitles

Speakers:
Dr. Simon Shen, Associate Professor and Director of Global Studies Programme, Faculty of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mr. Matthew Cheng, Film Critic

Date: 25 April, Monday
Time: 7.00p.m.
Venue: Theatre 303, Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre, HKU

An atheist, Iranian filmmaker managed to convince four mullahs—all believers in the Islamic Republic of Iran—to come and stay with him for two days and engage in discussion. Daily life is combined with debate in a confined space, probing the issue of how to live together when each side’s understanding of the world is so contrary.

Why I’m not on Facebook

Brant Pinvidic | USA | 57 min

English with Chinese subtitles

Speaker:
Dr. Jason Ho, Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, HKU

Date: 26 April, Tuesday
Time: 7.00p.m.
Venue: Theatre 303, Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre, HKU

One man’s soul searching decision of whether or not to join Facebook sets him off on an epic journey of self-discovery. Along the way he talks with family, friends, total strangers and even celebrities whose lives have all been touched by Facebook. From a long lost high school friend who uses it to stay in touch with classmates, to a criminal who tracks the movement of potential targets, the best and the worst of Facebook is on display.

Mothers

Xu Hui-Jing | China | 70 min

Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles

Date: 28 April, Thursday
Time: 7.00p.m.
Venue: CYPP2, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building, HKU (near Maxim’s)

‘Mothers’ documents the story of a mother’s fight against the one child policy in China. The mother in this story just happens to be the director’s mother—had she failed in her battle, this film would not have been made.