Ash Is Purest White

Ash is Purest White

Asia Society Southern California presents a special screening of Ash is Purest White, followed by a Q&A with Jia Zhangke, one of China's most critically acclaimed directors. A leading figure in the "Sixth Generation" of Chinese filmmakers, Jia is regarded as the father of Chinese independent film and has won global recognition through awards at Venice and Cannes, among other film festivals.  

Ash is Purest White, which opens in U.S. theaters in March, tells the story of Qiao, who falls in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes on a journey looking for Bin to pick up where they left off. 


The post-screening Q&A will be moderated by Michael Berry, a UCLA Professor of Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies. Berry’s areas of research include modern and contemporary Chinese literature, Chinese cinema, popular culture in modern China and literary translation.


Registration is free. Suggested donation: $10 per person to help Asia Society Southern California and our partners to cover program costs. 


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In collaboration with 




Asian World Film Festival
Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival






Event Details

Tue 12 Feb 2019
7 - 9:30 p.m.

Pacific Design Center 

8687 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Self-parking: $10 

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