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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions at The Museum of Modern Art
Features Six Titles from the dGenerate Films Collection!

The "Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions" series opened at The Museum of Modern Art on May 4th and continues through June 1st. Comprising 28 films made over the past 25 years, the series is one of the most significant surveys of China's New Documentary Movement to appear in North America. Icarus Films is proud that the series includes six titles from our dGenerate Films Collection, including Pema Tseden's acclaimed OLD DOG, which will make it's New York theatrical premiere run in conjunction with the series. 

Read Jason Fox's overview of the series in the Brooklyn Rail, and the primers on each film in the series that will be posted on the dGenerate Films website throughout the run.

See below for information on all the dGenerate Films titles in the series.

OLD DOG will move over to Brooklyn's indieScreen on May 21st, following the conclusion of the MoMA run.

A film by Pema Tseden
A family on the Himalayan plains discovers that their dog is worth a fortune, but selling it comes at a terrible price.
Watch the trailer!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 8:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2 (Followed by a discussion with Pema Tseden and La Frances Hui, Assistant Director, Cultural Programs, and Film Curator, Asia Society)

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 7:00 p.m., Theater 1, T1 (Followed by a conversation with Chris Berry, La Frances Hui, and Pema Tseden)
Sunday, May 18, 2013, 5:30 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Monday, May 20, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2

A film by OU Ning & CAO Fei
Armed with video cameras, twelve artists present a highly stylized portrait of San Yuan Li, a traditional village besieged by China's urban sprawl.

Watch the trailer!

DISORDER (Xianshi Shi Guoqu de Weilai)
A film by HUANG Weikai
Huang Weikai's one-of-a-kind news documentary captures, with remarkable freedom, the anarchy, violence, and seething anxiety animating China's major cities today.
Watch the trailer! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Monday, May 27, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2

A film by LIU Jiyan
Breaking new ground in cinematic art, Liu Jiayin's follow-up to her masterful debut OXHIDE turns a simple dinner into a profoundly intimate study of family relationships.

Watch the trailer!

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 4:30 p.m., Theater 1, T1

TAPE (Jiao Dai)
A film by LI Ning
For five grueling years, Li Ning documents his struggle to achieve success as an avant-garde artist while contending with the pressures of modern life in China. TAPE captures a decade's worth of artistic aspirations and failures, while breaking new ground in individual expression in China.

Watch the trailer!

Friday, May 24, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2

A film by HU Jie
Pioneering filmmaker Hu Jie uncovers the tragic story of a teacher beaten to death by her students during the Cultural Revolution.
Watch the trailer!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 7:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2

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