Trailer of the Day: Beijing Flickers

Beijing Flickers

“Every day people disappear in this city. If I disappeared, would anyone come looking for me?” So muses San Bao, a young man left behind by Beijing’s new prosperity. He has lost his job, his apartment, and the woman he loves, and even his dog Happiness has run away. Heavenly losers are the only heroes in Zhang’s gorgeously gritty, droll, and angst-ridden portrait of youthful disaffection and perseverance in the face of heartbreak and ruthless inequality. “Zhang skillfully sets his worn-down characters against the dazzling lights of China’s teeming capital, a juxtaposition which conveys the hopelessness of many young people today. A film sure to ruffle feathers and provoke serious thinking in equal measure, BEIJING FLICKERS opens our eyes to rarely glimpsed facets of contemporary China and presents us stories that are usually left untold.”—Toronto International Film Festival. (96 mins.)

BEIJING FLICKERS screens on Wednesday, July 10 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of this year’s Global Lens series.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: