“Seeding cross-cultural dialogue through the art of film.”


The China Onscreen Biennial (COB) returns in an expanded second edition October 17 - November 14.


The 2014 COB will showcase some of the best new film and media art from China, highlighting the multiplicity of voices, emerging and established, that have made China arguably the world’s most dynamic film and media environment today.


A curated slate of film screenings, visual art and talks will launch citywide in Los Angeles on October 17, after which selections from the program will travel to Washington, DC and Hawaii through November 14.



Program

Acclaimed Sixth Generation director Wang Xiaoshuai opens the second COB with his latest work and the sole Chinese film to debut in the main competition at Venice this year, Red Amnesia (West Coast Premiere, 2014). 

Closing Film honors goes to Diao Yinan and his Berlinale Golden Bear winner Black Coal, Thin Ice (West Coast Premiere, 2014). 


The
Spectrum section presents an exciting selection of new features and shorts, including World, North American and US Premieres. Narrative, documentary, experimental and animation, all get their play, as do stories of shock and angst and more oneiric and lyrical renderings. What the Spectrum films may differ in subject, genre and style, they share in being works we believe are fully worthy of your attention. 

This year’s COB also features two auteur homages: a
Tribute to Wu Tianming (吴天明), the late, accomplished director who, as chief of the Xi’an Film Studio in the 1980s, nurtured the groundbreaking cinema of the Chinese Fifth Generation; and Jiang Wen (姜文): Let the Movies Fly, our salute to the actor-director who has blazed a path of maverick glory through nearly three decades of Chinese filmmaking. 

Complementing the films will be art slideshows, created especially for the COB by four notable Chinese and China-based artists: the two-person collective Birdhead, Michael Cherney and Yan Xing. The slideshows will be projected in the COB theaters in the wait time before film screenings, and will explore China’s media convergence and flux through the double theme of
景观 | 观景 or landscape | viewing. (Flipping the Chinese characters yields the double meaning.) 

More than simply a series of film screenings, this multi-city biennial endeavors to create a context for American audiences to better understand China’s breathtaking transformations in film and media, and the transnational impact of those transformations.


Los Angeles Calendar-at-a-Glance


Tickets & Venues

Los Angeles

AFI FEST presented by Audi
Tickets: Reserve free tickets online at AFI Fest 2014; click on “World Cinema” section. Consult AFI FEST for important AFI FEST ticketing procedures.
Parking: Hollywood & Highland Center; enter on Highland Avenue and Orange Drive. $2 for up to 4 hours parking with theater validation.
Information: AFI FEST View in Google Maps

Film at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theatre), Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex, 631 West 2nd Street
Tickets: $11 general admission. $8 for REDCAT members and non-CalArts students. $5 for CalArts students, faculty and staff. Online tickets available at www.redcat.org and click on the individual program.  
Parking: Walt Disney Concert Hall parking garage; enter from 2nd Street and proceed to level P3 for direct access to REDCAT. $9 after 4:00 pm on Mondays-Fridays / $5 after 8:00 pm. $9 flat rate on weekends. 
Information: www.redcat.org  213.237.2800   
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Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center, Pomona College, 170 E. 6th Street, Claremont
Tickets: Free Admission  
Parking: The main Pomona College parking structure is located at 295 E. First Street, Claremont, CA 91711. Street parking is also available at Smith Campus Center. Consult the Campus Map for more information.
Information: mediastudies.pomona.edu  
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UCLA Film & Television Archive, Billy Wilder Theater, UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Tickets: $10 online. $9 general admission, $8 for non-UCLA students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required) if purchased at the box office only. Free admission for UCLA students (current ID required); free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis at the box office until 15 minutes before showtime, or the rush line afterwards. Online tickets available at www.cinema.ucla.edu/calendar; click on the individual program.
Parking: Museum parking lot; enter from Westwood Blvd, just north of Wilshire. $3 flat rate after 6:00 pm on Mondays-Fridays and all day on weekends. 
Information: www.cinema.ucla.edu  View in Google Maps 

UCLA Film & Television Archive, James Bridges Theater,  1409 Melnitz Hall on the UCLA campus
Tickets: $10 online. $9 general admission, $8 for non-UCLA students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required) if purchased at the box office only. Free admission for UCLA students (current ID required); free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis at the box office until 15 minutes before showtime, or the rush line afterwards. Online tickets available at www.cinema.ucla.edu/calendar; click on the individual program. 

Parking is $12.00 / day or pay-by-space.
 Parking is available in Parking Structure 3 next to the Theater. Enter from Hilgard Avenue just south of Sunset Boulevard. From the ground level of Structure 3, enter the underpass (or from the street level, proceed down steps and walk west on Charles E. Young Drive) into the Theater courtyard. 


Washington, DC

Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution, Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, Independence Avenue and 12th Street SW
Tickets: Free admission. Seating for films available on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditorium opens approximately 30 minutes before each show.  
Metro: Smithsonian
Information: www.asia.si.edu, 202.633.1000  
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Hawaii

Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani, Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18

Tickets:
Parking:
Information:    View in Google Maps 


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