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As part of a new series titled Asia Society at the Movies, Asia Society Museum and Asia Society Southern California are pleased to partner with the Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) on its screenings of films that have been submitted by Asian countries for Oscar and Golden Globe consideration for Best International Feature Film and Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language, respectively. AWFF aims to assist the filmmakers in their campaigns for award success by promoting their films through screenings and events. “Asia Society at the Movies” will showcase a broad range of films and filmmakers from across Asia and the Asian diaspora.
Join us for an exclusive screening of Chinese film Leap and a discussion with the film's director Peter Ho-Sun Chan and Academy Governor-at-Large Janet Yang.
2021 Oscar Submission from China (feature film)
In the glorious days of their 5 consecutive championships in the 1980s, the women's national volleyball team of China had transcended the conventional definition of sports in the hearts of the Chinese people. When the Chinese team, led by Chen Zhonghe, was pitted against the U.S. team, led by Lang Ping, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, everyone knew that it was a match that China could not afford to lose. Following their defeat, the Chinese team plunged into their deepest abyss in three decades. When Lang Ping returned to China, her home country, to coach the women's national team, many mused as to whether they would be able to retrieve lost grounds.
The film recounts the ups and downs and the sweat and sacrifice of the team over the past four decades. While the team’s persistence and teamwork became a national inspiration and collective memory in the 1980s, Leap investigates whether this team spirit can be passed down to the next generation as China goes through rapid change.
- Genre: Drama, Sports
- Duration: 135 minutes
- Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan
- Language(s): Mandarin, English
- Subtitles: English
- Producer: Jojo Hui Yuet Chun, Zhang Yibai
- Screenwriter: Zhang Ji
- Principal Cast: Gong Li, Huang Bo, Wu Gang, Peng Yuchang, Bai Lang, China women’s national volleyball team
General Admission for Screening: $6, 20% off with promo code AWFFASSC
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This Film has a 24-Hour Watch Window
The viewing link is active from Friday, March 5, 12 a.m. Pacific Time (3 a.m. New York Time) to Friday, March 5,11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (March 6, 2:59 a.m. New York Time). The link will not work in advance and will expire after the screening date.
A CONVERSATION WITH THE DIRECTOR
Friday, March 5, 8 p.m. New York Time
Go inside the making of Leap with a discussion with filmmaker Peter Ho-Sun Chan and Academy Governor-at-Large and award-winning producer Janet Yang. Chan discusses the incredible journey of the Chinese women’s national volleyball team, the evolution of China over the past few decades, working with acclaimed Chinese actress Gong Li, and more.
Asia Society at the Movies
Asia Society is proud to announce the launch of 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.
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.
About Asia Society Southern California
Established in Los Angeles in 1985, Asia Society Southern California (ASSC) is ideally situated at the gateway to the Asia-Pacific region. ASSC has played a pivotal role through creative programs and activities in increasing shared knowledge, enhancing dialogue, and furthering cultural exchanges transcending regional boundaries.
As part of the global Asia Society, which was founded more than 60 years ago in New York City, ASSC has launched many creative initiatives and programs addressing current issues of importance across the fields of the arts, culture, policy, business, and education.
About Asian World Film Festival:
The Festival is unique in that it predominantly screens international films from Asia submitted for the Academy Awards® and Golden Globes®
The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF), now in its fifth year, brings the best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to Los Angeles in order to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of Filmmakers and strengthen ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries. Uniting through cross-cultural collaboration, the Festival champions films from more than 50 countries across Asia, spanning from Turkey to Japan and from Russia to India. This festival is unique in its concept as it predominantly screens films from countries within the Asian Continent that have been submitted to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and to the Golden Globes for Best Foreign Language Film.
Learn more at AsianWorldFilmFest.org.
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Viewing Link Available:
Fri 05 Mar 2021
12 a.m.–11:59 p.m. Pacific Time
$6; 20% off with code AWFFASSC
Conversation With Director
Fri 05 Mar 2021
8 p.m. New York Time