Stills: For Fun, October 23, I Love Beijing, October 25 and Perpetual Motion, October 26
The films of Ning Ying run the gamut from Sex and the City style urban comedies to heartfelt documentaries, all examining China’s changing society and attitudes. She’s been called China’s most important director woman director (how ’bout just Director. Period?), earned comparisons to Martin Scorsese, and is currently an artist in residence over at Berkeley’s Pacific Film Archive.
In conjunction with her residency PFA is presenting 4 nights of Ying’s films, including both her masterful Beijing Trilogy series and Perpetual Motion, her newest film. Ying will be in attendance for each screening and the series caps off Monday, Oct. 27 with a master film making class.-kwan
THURSDAY OCTOBER 23
7:30 For Fun
Ning Ying (China/Hong Kong, 1992, 98 mins)
In the Beijing Trilogy’s first installment, a meddlesome retiree finds an outlet in an amateur Peking Opera troupe. “Beautifully observed and splendidly acted.”-Tony Rayns