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New Meetup: Yang+Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema to be screened on 22nd Vancouver Queer Film Festival

From: Cinevolution Media Arts S.
Sent on: Thursday, July 29, 2010 12:32 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for New Asia Film Festival Group!

What: Yang+Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema at 22nd Vancouver Queer Film Festival

When: Thursday, August 12,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7
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New Asia Film Festival is proud to be the community partner of the 22nd Vancouver Queer Film Festival!

Come and join the screening of the acclaimed Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan's "coming out" film, Yang ? Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema.

Wed. August 18 at 9:30pm at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street) in downtown.

Yang ? Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema takes an intimate look at homoerotic undercurrents and cross-gender expressions in a century of Chinese cinema. Rare archival footage of Chinese-language films from the 1930s-1990s is interwoven with Kwan's reflections on his gay sexuality, feminine sensibility and relation to his parents. The director conducts candid and highly personal interviews with his famous colleagues, which include directors John Woo, Chen Kaige, Ang Lee, Tsui Hark, Tsai Ming-liang and actor Leslie Cheung. A treat for film buffs, and an eye-opener for anyone who thinks queer cinema began in the West.

DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW
Helen Leung is an Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at Simon Fraser University. She is the author of Undercurrents: Queer Culture and Postcolonial Hong Kong (UBC Press, 2008) and Farewell My Concubine: A Queer Classic (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010).
Kwan Kam Pang / China and UK / 1996 / EN,Other /

Total time: 79 min

Queer Film Festival has become Vancouver?s second largest film festival. This year's program presents 90 diverse films from over a dozen countries, August 12?22.

Dive into provocative documentaries, stunning dramas and spicy romances. Then join in this summer?s most outrageous parties and find out why #2 is way more fun than #1.



Tickets go on sale July 17. For tickets, contests, films and more, visit queerfilmfestival.ca.

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Website: www.queerfilmfestival.ca

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RSVP to this Meetup:
http://www.meetup.com/New-Asia-Film-Festival-Group/calendar/14250263/

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