CIFA Website Launch Event Series
Q&A with filmmaker Li Wake, Sabrina Yu and Zhu Rikun
08:00 New York; 13:00 London; 21:00 Beijing
19 December 2020, Please click to register.
Attend the event via Zoom Link: https://newcastleuniversity.zoom.us/j/82641104990
Zoom Meeting ID: 826 4110 4990
CIFA has recently helped restore The Crack, a low-budget independent film made on 35mm, that was screened only four times in a small circle in China since its completion in 2000. This semi-autobiographical film, set in the Cultural Revolution, provides the missing link between the roots-seeking and scar literature and art of the 1980s and the performance art of the 1990s and 2000s. It grounds many of the embodied extremes of China’s famous performance art in the persistent psychosexual fetishes and neuroses produced by the extreme denial of individual desire under “mass line” socialism. Please watch the film and help fill out an audience survey.
Please also join filmmaker Li Wake, Sabrina Yu from Newcastle University, and Zhu Rikun, the Founder of Fanhall on 19 December to discover the hidden stories behind the production, circulation and restoration of this forgotten but important film.
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Chinese.