China Onscreen (CO) will present special events throughout off-Biennial years across Los Angeles and in other US cities. We are delighted to launch the 2017 CO with Disneynature’s BORN IN CHINA in partnership with the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
China Onscreen and UCLA Film & Television Archive
proudly present the Los Angeles Premiere of
Monday, April 3 at 7:30 PM
Director Lu Chuan and producer Roy Conli in person!
Billy Wilder Theater
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
(2016) Directed by Lu Chuan 陆川
Producers: Roy Conli, Brian Leith, Phil Chapman. Cinematographers: Justin Maguire, Shane Moore, Rolf Steinmann, Paul Stewart, Irmin Kerck. Editor: Matt Meech. Cast: John Krasinski (narrator).
Acclaimed Chinese director Lu Chuan (City of Life and Death, Kekexili) and an international team of nature filmmakers journey deep into China for an unprecedented vision of its untouched wilderness and the amazing animals that make it their home. From pandas rollicking in a lush bamboo forest to snow leopards struggling to survive on a rugged mountain range to golden snub-nosed monkeys finding their place in monkey society – with red-crowned cranes, chiru and more in between―Born in China captures moments intimate and epic in the lives of these reclusive creatures, photographed with astonishing beauty and grandeur. The film’s teeming diversity of life and landscape evokes the natural foundations of traditional Chinese mythology while John Krasinski’s narration brings out the playful side of China’s animal kingdoms.
DCP, color, 76 min.
In person:Director Lu Chuan and producer Roy Conli
Location: Billy Wilder Theater – Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. in Westwood
Free admission. RSVP by Wednesday, March 29 to reserve your ticket. Tickets will also be available on a first come-first served basis at the Billy Wilder Theater box office starting at 6:00 PM the day of the event.
For more information, visit cinema.ucla.edu.
Tuesday, April 4
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host a special screening of the Mandarin version of Born in China for students from selected Los Angeles Unified District schools. Please note this event is by invitation only.
Special thanks to:
Gabriela Piro – Disneynature
Charles Loi – Chuan Films
Paul Malcolm – UCLA Film & Television Archive
Tracy Dillon – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Bérénice Reynaud – Film at REDCAT
Seeding cross-cultural dialogue through the art of the moving image
Call it 3x3x3 in 2016. The third COB edition brings its “best of” showcase of Chinese film and media art to American audiences in a triumvirate of cities over 3 months in 2016.
New York joins Los Angeles and Washington DC, with Los Angeles opening the COB on October 14, 2016, and New York wrapping the bicoastal program in early December, 2016.
This year’s COB draws a China of remarkable plurality where sounds, images and textures of the borderlands and social margins come to the fore.