Screening of Liu Bingjian's 2002 film "Crying Woman"
- Friday, April 13, 2018 from 3:00pm to 5:30pm
- Reid Hall, 103 - view map
Paul Pickowicz, professor emeritus of history and Chinese studies in the Chinese Studies Program at UC San Diego, will screen the Chinese film "Crying Woman" (Kuqi de nüren).
Banned in China, Beijing filmmaker Liu Bingjian’s third feature has struck a chord for its humorous and honest portrayal of Chinese life. Guixiang, a strong and independent woman, moves back to her hometown after the arrest of her husband, and his debts catch up with her. When a gambler he crossed demands compensation, Guixiang breaks down in tears, giving her the idea to raise money as a professional mourner.
Liu Bingjian, 2002, China, 100 min.
Dr. Pickowicz will also give a free public lecture on "The Dynamics of Independent Filmmaking in Contemporary China" on Thursday, April 12 at 3pm in the Byker Auditorium in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Building.