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Global Lens Film: BEIJING FLICKERS (You-Zhong)


When

Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where

Bates College Olin Arts Center - Room 104
75 Russell Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

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San Bao is a young man left behind by Beijing’s fabulous new wealth, having just lost his job, his apartment and the woman he loves (who’s left him for a richer man). Even Happiness, his dog, has run away from him. Lovelorn, self-destructive and desperately aimless, San Bao nevertheless has moments of euphoria amid his own despair, as he roams the sleek, shifting city with other soulful, cash-poor dreamers and misfits. Such heavenly losers form the vital spirit of Beijing in acclaimed director Zhang Yuan’s gorgeously gritty, angst-ridden portrait of youthful disaffection and perseverance in the teeth of heartbreak, ruthless inequality and unfeeling ambition.

Director: Zhang Yuan
China
Mandarin, with subtitles in English

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