Asia Society at the Movies: My People, My Country — Hello, BeijingVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Part of a Ning Hao Retrospective
My People, My Country is a 2019 Chinese anthology consisting of seven short films directed by top Chinese filmmakers including Chen Kaige, Zhang Yibai, Guan Hu, Xue Xiaolu, Xu Zheng, Ning Hao, and Wen Muye. Released to mark the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, the stories are based on seven historic moments in the nation’s history since its founding.
In one of the shorts in the anthology, Hello, Beijing directed by Ning Hao, a taxi driver meets a young boy from the zone affected by the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. The driver ends up giving him a ticket to the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which was originally intended to be a birthday gift to his aloof son.
Join us for a free screening of Hello, Beijing beginning July 9 through July 19.
My People, My Country — Hello, Beijing
Language: Mandarin, Cantonese
Director: Ning Hao
Principal Cast: Ge You, Gong Beibi, Wang Dong
This program is made possible by Dirty Monkeys.
This program is presented by Asia Society Museum and Asia Society Southern California as part of Asia Society at the Movies, a series that showcases a broad range of films and filmmakers from across Asia and the Asian diaspora.
Asia Society at the Movies
Asia Society is proud to present Asia Society at the Movies, a new series of film screenings and conversations showcasing a broad range of films and filmmakers from across Asia and the Asian diaspora. Asia Society at the Movies celebrates established and emerging voices, contemporary films and classics, and documentaries. The series builds on Asia Society’s long and rich history of film programming. This initiative also serves to deepen understanding of Asian cultures—a core part of Asia Society’s mission since its creation. Learn more about the Asia Society at the Movies initiative.
About Asia Society Museum
Asia Society Museum presents a wide range of traditional, modern, and contemporary exhibitions of Asian and Asian American art, taking new approaches to familiar masterpieces and introducing under-recognized arts and artists. The Asia Society Museum Collection comprises a traditional art collection, including the initial bequests of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd, and a contemporary art collection. Through exhibitions and public programs, Asia Society provides a forum for the issues and viewpoints reflected in both traditional and contemporary Asian art and in Asia today.