Pomona College Museum of Art in collaboration with REDCAT FILM SERIES present "Between Disorder and Unexpected Pleasures: Tales from the New Chinese Cinema" Film Series (April 11-14)

In recent years, independent Chinese cinema has experienced a virtual explosion. Digital media have allowed filmmakers to be bolder, more daring and to explore hybrid forms of documentary and fiction, or mix found and live footage while playing with novel formal strategies. Independent Chinese cinema has also come of age. Reaching beyond nostalgia and social protest, it plumbs surprising corners of Chinese reality with humor that is at times light, dark, saucy, dry, raunchy or conceptual. Expect the unexpected.

All films will be screened in:
Rose Hills Theatres- Pomona College
Smith Campus Center
170 E Sixth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

Monday, April 11 at 7:30 pm
LIU JIAYIN: OXHIDE II (NIUPI II)

Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 pm
ZHU WEN: THOMAS MAO (XIAO DONGXI)

Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 pm
JIA ZHANGKE: I WISH I KNEW (HAI SHANG CHUAN QI)

Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 pm
HUANG WEIKAI: DISORDER (XIAN ZAI SHI GUO QU DE WEI LAI)


A splendid, original experiment on how to translate urban texture on the screen. Huang Weikai collected more than 1,000 hours of footage shot by amateurs and journalists in the streets of Guangzhou. He then selected 20-odd incidents, reworked the images into quasi-surreal grainy black-and-white and montaged them to create a kaleidoscopic view of the great southern metropolis, in all her vibrant, loud and mean chaos.

REDCAT FILM SERIES “Between Disorder and Unexpected Pleasures: Tales from the New Chinese Cinema” (April 6-9)