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Unknown Pleasures:

The Cinema of Jia Zhangke

It has been said the last hundred years was "the American Century," but now we all live in "the Chinese Century". In just a few decades, Communist, agrarian China has been transformed by the forces of globalization. No one has borne more acute witness to this convulsive period than Jia Zhangke (b. 1970), whose work mines the complexities and contradictions of our times with vision and grace.
This retrospective pulls together all Jia's dramatic fiction films from his underground debut, Pickpocket, in 1997, to his latest, Cannes prize-winning Ash Is Purest White (2018), including his first five, rarely screened masterworks, on 35mm prints.
Join us on opening night, March 21st, for a free keynote lecture with film critic Sean Gilman.
CLICK HERE for Jia Zhangke 3-ticket bundle $30  
*Please note that all screenings are 19+. Excludes Free Lecture which may be booked separately.

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