Postponed: I WISH I KNEW
First show: March 06
As of March 11, in addition to increased sanitation throughout our facilities and other precautions we are taking, we are also reducing seating capacity in each of our theaters to a number that will allow for what is presently considered sufficient space for social distancing.
We are evaluating the situation as it evolves on a daily basis and will continue to follow the guidance of government agencies. We understand that circumstances will likely remain fluid in the coming days and weeks. We will adapt accordingly and update you with any changes to our programs.
“A Melancholy Master’s Portrait of a City. In this elegiac documentary, the director Jia Zhangke explores Shanghai through its people, stories and soaring cranes.”– The New York Times Critic’s Pick
“Jia’s transportive doc is simply an unbelievable undertaking on urban understanding by one of modern cinema’s great masters.” – The Playlist.
New director’s cut, never released in the U.S. until now!
Co-presented by CAAM!
Shanghai’s past and present flow together in Jia Zhangke’s poetic and poignant portrait of this fast-changing port city. Restoring censored images and filling in forgotten facts, Jia provides an alternative version of 20th century China’s fraught history as reflected through life in the Yangtze city.He builds his narrative through a series of eighteen interviews with people from all walks of life-politicians’ children, ex-soldiers, criminals, and artists (including Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien)– while returning regularly to the image of his favorite lead actress, Zhao Tao, wandering through the Shanghai World Expo Park. (The film was commissioned by the World Expo, but is anything but a piece of straightforward civic boosterism.) A richly textured tapestry full of provocative juxtapositions.
Directed by Jia Zhang-Ke. China. 2010. 118 minutes. A Kino Lorber release. In Mandarin with English subtitles.
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