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Asian film series focuses on contemporary Chinese cinema.

Compelling Chinese film is the focus of a film series on campus hosted by the Pacific Basin Institute. The five-film series begins on Sunday, February 6 with Frozen (Jidu hanleng), which takes the audience into the world of Beijing's artistic avant-garde in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Other films in the series include Blind Shaft (Mang Jing), a tale of two miners in an illegal mining town, showing how poverty lies beneath the rapid development of Chinese society.

The Sixth Annual Asian Film Series begins on February 6 and continues with screenings on Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27 and March 6. Each screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be shown in Rose Hills Theatre in Smith Campus Center.