LRCCS Film Series | Panel discussion featuring Cui Zi’en, Wang Wo, and Ying Liang

With moderation by Akiyama Tamako and Markus Nornes; and final comments by Johannes von Moltke

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A reception will follow the panel discussion and will be held in the same location - Room 2435 North Quad. This reception is free and open to the public!

About the Directors:

Cui Zi’en (崔子恩) is from Harbin and is now living in Florida. He is a director, film scholar, screenwriter, novelist and an pioneering queer activist. He graduated from the Chinese Academy of Social Science and now is an Associate Professor at the Beijing Film Academy. The author of books on criticism and theory, Cui Zi’en has also published nine novels in China and Hong Kong, including the first gay novel in modern Chinese literature. He founded the Beijing Queer Film Festival, the first LGBT film festival in 2001. He directed his first film, Men and Women in 1999 and has since written and/or directed over 20 more. Forging an queer video activism, Cui’s work circulates freely between fiction and documentary, the conventional and the avant-garde. His best known films are Enter the Clowns (2002), The Old Testament (2002), Night Scene (2003), and Queer China, “Comrade” China (2008).

Wang Wo (王我) was born in Hebei Province, and is currently living in USA. He studied graphic design at the Central Academy of Arts and Design, and received an MA in Arts and Design from Tsinghua University. He began making films in 2004, establishing himself as one the innovative of the independent documentary filmmakers. His experimental documentaries include Outside (2005), Noise (2007), Zhe Teng: According to China (2010), The Dialogue (2014) and Filmless Festival (2015). Along with his filmmaking, Wang established himself as an artist and graphic designer. His powerful posters for the Beijing Independent Film Festival are admired the world around.

Ying Liang (应亮) is a feature film director currently living in Hong Kong. He was born in Chongqing, and studied filmmaking at Chongqing Film Academy and Beijing Normal University. He began his career making short films, before making his first feature, Taking Father Home, in 2005. His other major films include The Other Half (2006), Condolences (2009), Good Cats (2008) and When Night Falls (2012). The latter film led to his current exile in Hong Kong, when the government refused to allow his re-entry after an international film festival visit. Ying is also the founder of the Chongqing Independent Film and Video Festival, which started in 2007 and was the first film festival in Western China.

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When and Where

North Quad - Room 2435

October 2016

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4:00pm - 6:00pm

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