Film Series: Chinese Filmmaker Jia Zhangke's "Ash is Purest White" & Post-screening Zoom Discussion

Date: 10-20-2021

Time: 05:00 PM

Location: Kelley Center

This event is part of our HI-funded film series, "Asian Cinema as World Cinema." The screening starts at 5pm and is followed by a companion post-screening roundtable discussion via zoom at 8pm. 

"Ash is Purest White" is a 2018 Chinese drama made by Jia Zhangke, one of the foremost contemporary filmmakers in the world. A love story between a mobster and his girlfriend, it also makes a poignant social commentary on the changes that have taken place during the last few decades in China.

Wed. October 20

Ash is Purest White (2018) 

(Dir. by Jia Zhangke, 136 minutes, Chinese with English subtitles)

5 p.m. Film Screening at Kelley Center. No advance registration required.

8 p.m. Virtual post-screening discussion with Dr. Michael Berry (UCLA); Dr. Mary Ann Carolan (Fairfield University); Dr. Ying Qian (Columbia University); Dr. Jiwei Xiao (Fairfield University)

Free, but registration is required.

Sponsored by the Humanities Institute; Asian Studies Program; Dept. of Visual and Performing Arts; International Studies Program; Honors Program; Dept. of Communication & Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures.

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For more information, contact Jiwei Xiao / 2032544000x3475 /