Chinese Movie Night
The University of Idaho Confucius Institute would like to invite you to join us for our monthly Chinese Movie Night! Each film will have a brief introduction by our visiting South China University of Technology instructors, who are specialists in Chinese cinema and film culture. The audience will have the opportunity to discuss the film and its cultural significance at its conclusion. Admission is free and open to the public.
For Fall 2019, we will be showing a series of important environmental documentaries made in China in recent years. If you are interested, you can stick around after the showings for a short discussion of that night’s film.
All shows start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted and as always: FREE ADMISSION!
Hot vegan popcorn and soft drinks are available for purchase at the Kenworthy’s concession stand.
The Chinese Ecocinema Series:
- Sept. 11: "Behemoth"
Beginning with a mining explosion in Mongolia and ending in a ghost city west of Beijing, documentarian Zhao Liang’s visionary film details, in one breathtaking sequence after another, the social and ecological devastation behind an economic miracle.
A short discussion will follow the screening, co-led by Dr. Scott Slovic, Professor of English, and Dr. Jeff Kyong-McClain, Co-Director of the Confucius Institute.
- Oct. 9: "Plastic China"
Laughter of playing children echoes through vast rolling hills of plastic waste. Director Wang Jiuliang chronicles the lives of recycling plant laborer Pen, his young daughter Yi Jie, and boss Kun, movingly portraying life on the fringes of global capitalist society.
The screening of Plastic China is co-sponsored by Latah Sanitation. Free small popcorn and soda available to all audience members.
- Nov. 6: "Under the Dome"
China Central Television reporter Chai Jing, sometimes known as “China’s Al Gore,” takes a close look at the effects of air pollution on the populations of China’s large cities.
- Note: Due to the temporary closure of the Kenworthy for the installation of new seats, November’s screening will be on the first Wednesday (not the second, as usual) and there will be no Chinese movie in December.
For more information about the Confucius Institute Moscow Chinese Movie Nights, please contact the Confucius Institute at 208-885-7110.