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The Red Lantern: Bay Area Asian Cinema, based in San Francisco, is the world's largest Meetup for Asian films. In theaters and in private venues, we explore the high, the low and the everything-in-between of Asian cinema, from Woo to wuxia, from Ozu to "Zatoichi."

This group is open only to members living in San Francisco Bay Area. Please take your time to view our Membership Policy (https://www.meetup.com/sf-asian-film/pages/Membership_FAQ/) and No-Show Policy (https://www.meetup.com/sf-asian-film/pages/RSVP%2C_No-Show_and_Late_Cancellation_Policy) before joining the group.

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Oxhide (Liu Jiayin, 2005, China) - online discussion

Online event

This is a joint meetup lead by the Criterion Channel Chat group (https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-tRArLNwv) where we explore the finest Asian films in the Criterion catalog.

Daily life in an impossibly cramped Beijing apartment takes on epic proportions in this mesmerizing portrait of a working-class Chinese family. Boldly transforming documentary into narrative, Liu Jiayin casts her parents and herself as fictionalized versions of themselves. Her father, Liu Zaiping, sells leather bags but is slowly going bankrupt. He argues with his wife, Jia Huifen, and his daughter over methods to boost business in the shop. A cloud of anxiety follows them into sleepless nights shared in the same bed. But through the thousand daily travails of city life, a genuine and deeply moving picture of familial solidarity emerges. With virtually no budget and boundless ingenuity, Liu Jiayin’s eye-opening debut takes the microscopic physical and emotional details that make up a family and magnifies them on a widescreen canvas.

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lM0DLzj0fw


"Oxhide" is available for streaming on the Criterion Channel (https://www.criterionchannel.com/oxhide). The sequel, Oxhide II, is also available on Criterion Channel.

This event is for discussion only. Please finish watching the movie before the event.

The virtual meeting link will be made available here 30 minutes before the event starts.

Meeting will go live at 6pm. Discussion will start around 6:10pm, or earlier if everyone is present.

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