AROUND CHINA WITH A MOVIE CAMERA

Live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin
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Showings

Castro Theatre Sat, Dec 5, 2015 1:00 PM
$16 General / $14 Member
Film Info
Year:1900-1948
Country:China
Total Run Time:68 mins

Description

Take a trip as far back as the days of the late Qing dynasty in Imperial China with this program of rarely-seen films, travelogues, and newsreels. See bustling and cosmopolitan Shanghai in 1900, visit Imperial Beijing in 1910, and cruise the picturesque canals of Hangzhou in 1925 on this odyssey of the remarkable and the everyday. Recently compiled from the collections of the BFI National Archive, the footage was shot by a diverse group of British and French filmmakers—some professionals, but mostly amateurs, including tourists, expatriates, and missionaries.

Filmed 1900–1948 and compiled in 2015

Co-presented by the Asian Art Museum

ASL interpretation provided