Tuesday, October 29, 2013

November 5, East Asian Film Series: "Beautiful 2012"

The second film in the Fall 2013 East Asian Film Series will be on Tuesday, November 5th. Tickets are required--see information below. 

Fall 2013 East Asian Film Series (Presented by the East Asian Studies Center, the IU Cinema, and Themester 2013 Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World) 

Title: Beautiful 2012 (Changwei Gu, Ann Hui, Tae-Yong Kim, and Ming-liang Tsai, 2012; In Korean, Cantonese, and Mandarin with English subtitles. 90 mins, Not Rated)

Date: Tuesday, November 5

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: IU Cinema

“This omnibus package of shorts by leading East Asian directors offers four takes on the theme of ‘beautiful.’ Kim depicts a closeted young man who hires a girl to play his fiancée for the benefit of his dying father. Tsai’s episode follows a barefoot man moving through Hong Kong at a haunted pace. Gu centers on a candid family conversation about pregnancies, wanted and unwanted. Hui empathizes with a middle-aged office worker who has finally decided to act on his conviction that he’s actually a woman.”

Admission will be free, but tickets will be required. Tickets may be obtained through the IU Auditorium box office, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or in the IU Cinema lobby 30 minutes prior to the screening.


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