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Courtesy of Icarus Films


A New Old Play

Friday, Mar 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Qiu Jiongjiong. China. 2021, 179 mins. In Mandarin with English subtitles. DCP. The story of 20th-century China from the collapse of the Qing dynasty through Mao’s Cultural Revolution is recalled through the irreverent remembrances of an old thespian on the road to the afterlife. In this hand-crafted masterwork, celebrated Chinese artist Qiu has delivered a gloriously synthetic historical pageant in simultaneous homage to classical Chinese opera and silk painting, as well as early silent cinema and vaudeville theater, without once forgetting to make us laugh. A dGenerate release. North American premiere

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members ($11 Classic members). Order online. Please pick up tickets at the admission desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.