Posts Tagged “Rediscovering the Fourth Generation”

Woman Demon Human: in Mandarin

10.30.2008  |  By
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Just a quick reminder that tonight’s screening of Huang Shuqin’s Woman Demon Human will be on beautiful 35mm sans subtitles! Which seems like a lot of fun, and kind of a don’t-miss opportunity, whether you understand the language or you don’t.  Considered China’s “only genuine feminist film”,  Woman Demon Human stages an unorthodox biopic of famed Beijing Opera star Pei Yanling, whose career was noted for her portrayal of male roles, especially the male underworld god, Zhong Kui.

For a quick gloss on both the narrative and the why of a screening sans subtitles, see Gina Basso’s post of last week.

Rediscovering the Fourth Generation: Woman Demon Human
Huang Shuqin, 1987, 106 min.
35mm, screened in Mandarin
7:00 p.m., Phyllis Wattis Theater
$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission
(requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium).


More Boy Than Boy: Woman-Demon-Human (Ren qui qing)

10.23.2008  |  By
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Greetings readers, this is Gina Basso, Public Programs Associate and semi-regular OPEN SPACE contributor. I’m about to delve right in to my first ever post….here I go…

You may have read Megan Brian’s post last week about the print traffic woes getting films from the China Film Archive for the films scheduled in the Redisco... More

4th-Generation Six-Box Series

10.10.2008  |  By
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[Hi. I’m Megan. I work in the education department and thought I’d introduce myself as I’ll be a semi-regular contributor. I was interviewed here when I co-curated the staff art show, and have already written a little for the blog. It’s a pleasure to meet you.]

We have a new film series on this month, Rediscovering the Fourth Generation, which includes four films from the post-Mao era in China. Gina Basso, our public programs associate, has been coordinating this series since July, working closely with a distributor i... More