ASIAN FILM FEST DALLAS - Fallen City - Aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake

Let's go watch a few movies!
Starting with Fallen City which I expect to be extremely moving.

First-time director Zhao Qi’s documentary, Fallen City, follows the intimate stories of three families in Beichuan, China, struggling to survive and cope with life after the devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake, which killed over 70,000 and left almost 5 million homeless. Over the course of four years, see how a loving couple who lost their daughter, a middle-aged divorcee caring for her paralyzed mother, while also leading the rehousing of her community, and a teenager who lost his beloved father attempt to rebuild their lives. While survivors struggle to live in temporary, emergency housing, the Chinese government rapidly builds a new, modern Beichuan nearby – promising its residents a happy and prosperous life. However, the emotional scars that the survivors are left to endure are still too deep and raw to fully heal.

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More info and Schedule

[b]Asian Film Fest Dallas is on at Angelika Theatre right now
5321 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas 75206 (214)[masked]
Below is a list of the ones from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
There are links so you can see the preview and what language it's in.
* Films are in Mandarin, Cantonese and possibly with accents/dialects too.
** I expect they will have English subtitles.

Tickets are around $9/person

Schedule for Chinese speaking films
Fri 12th 5.45pm - Ye Zai (Taiwan) -
Fri 12th 7pm - Cold War -
Sat 13th 1pm - Step Back To Glory -
Sat 13th 8.15pm - Fallen City (Mainland) -
Sat 13th 10pm - Chink -
Sun 14th 7.30pm - Drug War (Hong Kong) -
Mon 15th 1.30pm - Go Grandriders (Mainland) -
Mon 15th 7pm - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Taiwan) -
Wed 17th 12.00pm - Ye Zai (Mainland) -
Wed 17th 3.15pm - As Tears Go By (Hong Kong) -
Thur 18th 2.30pm - Drug War (Hong Kong) -

Full schedule of movies here:

Special events for AFFD listed here:


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  • Andrea

    I hope the people that attended enjoyed the movie! I was unable to attend as we stayed at the picnic late into the night. I'm sad to have missed this but will catch another one soon.

    July 13, 2013

    • Andrea

      Argh sorry Norman. I didn't get the chance to post something before 8pm last night. I will attend this evenings event and the screening of Drug War even though I don't speak Cantonese. It looks scary/interesting.

      July 14, 2013

    • norman

      If you drive south a few more miles you could watch the interactive version of Drug War (and you don't need to speak Cantonese for that). Enjoy the show

      1 · July 14, 2013

  • Sue

    have childcare duties :) i'll have to catch up on this after this weekend :) enjoy!

    July 13, 2013

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