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Screening: Night Scene (2005)

Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Communications 150 (Studio C)

Screening and Q&A with filmmaker Cui Zi'en, in tandem with FILM 224: Mediating Difference
Open to all F&DM undergraduates, graduate students and faculty.

A docudrama about male sex workers in Beijing, decening on parks, nightclubs and other public spaces to interview both real-life "rent boys" and actors posing as prostitutes. Thier candid confessions provide a peek into Beijin's street hustler culture, touching on common themes like gay rights, class disparities and the pursuit of real romance.  

Cui Zi'en is a Beijing-based film director, film scholar, screenwriter, novelist and an outspoken gay activist.  He graduated from the Chinese Academy of Social Science with an MA in literature and now is an associate professor at the Film Research Institute of the Beijing Film Academy.  Cui Zi'en is one of the avant-garde DV makers in Chinese underground film.  He has published nine novels in China and Hong Kong, one of which, Uncle's Past, won the 2001 Radio Literature Award in Germany.  He is also the author of books on criticism and theory, as well as a columnist for magazines.  

Co-Sponsored by Anthropology and Film & Digital Media
For inqueries, please contact Prof. Yiman Wang (Film & Digital Media) at