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Oct 25, Tues: "China's Accidental Filmmakers" a talk by Karen Ma

"Accidental Filmmakers: China's 5th Generation and Their Avant-garde Artistic Movement," a talk by Karen Ma

The 5th generation of Chinese filmmakers looms large in Chinese film history, including such luminaries as Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou.  Karen’s talk will look at how some of the key producers of culture from this generation came into film largely by chance at a very unique moment in time, and how their formative years, shared historical background and training helped shape their choice of subject matters and the artistic quality of their works.  It will also look at why their films attracted so much international acclaim at a time when Chinese cinema was relatively unknown, and why their subsequent films have lost much of the vigor and edge seen in the 1980s and early 1990s. 

 

WHAT: “The Accidental Filmmakers:” 5th Generation Directors and Their Avant-garde Artistic Movement---an RASBJ talk by Karen Ma

WHEN: Oct. 25, Tuesday, 7:30-9:00 PM

WHERE: Courtyard Institute, #28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District www.courtyardinstitute.com

COST:  30 RMB for RASBJ members, 50 for non-members

RSVP: Please email events@rasbj.org and write "Karen Ma talk" in the subject header 

 

  

 

MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER: 

Karen Ma is a Chinese-American author and journalist who has worked for and contributed to numerous publications, including The Japan TimesNHK, NPR, The International Herald Tribute, and the South China Morning Post.  A long-time film critic for the Asahi Evening News, Ma is also the author of Excess Baggage, a novel about a Chinese family's struggle in Tokyo during the 1990s. She currently works as a lecturer of film and culture at The Beijing Center.  

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