The High Museum of Art Presents

Independent CHINESE CINEMA

The High Museum of Art partners with the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Literature, Communication and Culture to celebrate Chinese film this April with Independent Chinese Cinema, a series of three acclaimed films.

Last Train Home  April 2, 2011, 8 p.m., explores the largest human migration on the planet by focusing on one couple, who represent their fellow travelers.

Senior Year  April 9, 2011, 8 p.m., is an in-depth examination of how a class of teenagers prepares for the national college entrance exams in China.

Suzhou River  April 16, 2011, 8 p.m., is a mysterious, modern noir film that finds its visual inspiration in the watery channel that runs through Shanghai.

For more information click here.

Spring Forum 2011

Film in Contemporary China: Independent Films and Directors

Sunday, April 3 at 4:30 p.m.
Teasley Room, Mary Brown Bullock Science Center Agnes Scott College

Moderator: Dr. Edward Krebs, USCPFA

Dr. Shu-chin Wu, Assistant Professor of History, Agnes Scott College

  • Visualizing China in Transformation: The Underground and Independent Films of Jia Zhangke”
    • Jia Zhangke, a director of underground and independent films, uses the marginal and the everyday to depict the reality and the consequences of China’s market reforms.


Dr. Qi Wang, Assistant Professor in Literature, Communications, and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • “Alternative Visions and Unofficial Historians of Post-Socialist China: Contemporary Chinese Cinema and Documentaries”
    • Chinese film makers function as historians and record keepers as they chronicle political and social concerns of their times.


Sponsored by USCPFA Atlanta and the Asian Studies Program, Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott College is located at 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030 Tel: 404 471-6000.  For directions click here. For a campus map click here. Mary Brown Bullock Science Center is No. 17 and Parking will be in P7, Central Parking, Science Center.  On campus, follow the yellow USCPFA signs to the Science Center.

March Movie Night

“Women from the Lake of Scented Souls”
       Grand Prize, Berlin Film Festival

In rural China a woman makes excellent sesame oil. A Japanese
businesswoman wants to modernize the mill, and the Chinese woman
agrees, hoping to use the increased profits to arrange a marriage for her
epileptic son to the girl he loves. The mother succeeds with the
arrangements and settles her son into an uneasy marriage.


Saturday, March 26 at 5:30 p.m.

Webber Uniplex
1689 Ch√Ęteau Drive
Dunwoody, GA 30338-6047


The usual potluck supper will precede the movie.
Bring a dish to share and invite your friends. Please call
Pat Webber (770)396-5690 by Tuesday, March 22,
to let her know what you’ll bring.

Directions to the Webber Uniplex (also known as the
Webber family residence) can be found here.

For more information e-mail Sylvia Krebs.