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Chung Kuo China--Under Mao's Red Sun Film Series

Chung Kuo China--Under Mao's Red Sun Film Series

Michelangelo Antonioni

In 1972, European art cinema master Antonioni went to China to make a documentary for Italian television. The resulting film enraged the Communist authorities, who called the filmmaker reactionary, anti-Chinese, and imperialist for showing "barren farmlands, lonely elderlies, tired animals, and broken houses." The masses were mobilized in a major campaign to criticize a film they had never seen and a filmmaker they had never heard of. The film, not shown in China until 2004 and now rarely seen in the West, is a significant historical text that provides glimpses of a largely inaccessible country during the Cultural Revolution. (In Italian with English subtitles.)

Event Details

11 October 2008
11:00am - 3:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$7 members/seniors/students; $11 non-members.