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Film Screening: Hometown Boy

Documentary screening and post screening discussion
(Image courtesy of Artist and ESLITE GALLERY)

Opening reception at 6:30 pm
Screening at 7:00 pm followed by a discussion with filmmakers

(Running time: 72 minutes; directed by Hung-i Yao; in Mandarin with English subtitles)

Hometown Boy recounts the visit of acclaimed contemporary Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong, on a return trip to his hometown of Jincheng, which he left in 1980, at the age of 17 to study painting in Beijing. Known for his paintings of ordinary people, on his return to his hometown Liu contemplates the changes that have taken place in the lives of his family and friends, and sensitively captures it on canvas.

Post-screening discussion* panelists include Liu Xiaodong, artist and Anthony Yung, researcher at Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong. 

*Post-screening discussion conducted in Mandarin

Video: Watch the trailer for Hometown Boy (2 min., 7 sec.):


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Screening of Hometown Boy is co-presented with


Lead Sponsor Airline Sponsor

 Supporting Organization

 Asia Art Archive


Event Details

Fri 24 May 2013
6:30pm - 9:00pm

9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

HK$180 Asia Society members; HK$230 Non-members