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Mrs. Fang

Sunday, October 21 at 4:00 PM at the State Theatre. Part of the "Electric Shadows" film series presented by the Confucius Institute at U-M. Free and open to the public!

The camera apathetically zooms in Mrs. Fang’s ghostly face, her mouth held open in a rigid grimace. Having suffered from Alzheimer’s for eight years, Fang Xiuying is now bedridden and surrounded by her relatives and neighbors, as they accompany her through her last days. “Mrs. Fang” depicts a shockingly raw and merciless portrait of Mrs. Fang’s final days. Unarguably the best work of Director Wang Bing, “Mrs. Fang” was honored with Golden Leopard at the 2017 Locarno Festival.
Sun, Oct 21 4:00 PM
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Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i diament)

Wednesday, Oct.24, 7:00 pm. Part of the Polish History in Film Masterpieces Film Series presented by the Polish Cultural Fund. Free and open to the public! It's May 1945, and Nazi Germany has just surrendered. The war is over, but not in Poland. As the German soldiers vacate, the remaining Russian forces and Polish resistance fighters must work out the hierarchies of power in "liberated" Communist Poland. A Polish assassin (Zbigniew Cybulski) is given orders to kill a Russian soldier (Waclaw Zastrzezynsky) whom he, days before, was fighting alongside, and this moral conflict makes him question the goals for which he has been fighting. Directed by Andrzej Wajda.
Wed, Oct 24 7:00 PM
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The Secret of Supermoon/Canton Novelty

Sunday, October 28 at 4:00 PM at the State Theatre. Part of the "Electric Shadows" film series presented by the Confucius Institute at U-M. Free and open to the public!

The Secret of Super Moon (2015) is a short film of interviews, a few women talking about how they remember their previous relationships. These immensely personal and feminine narratives were brought into an insulated interior space, interweaved with each other to form a fictional time and space. Watch the trailer. (English with Chinese subtitles, 48 min). Canton Novelty (2016) is a work about “creating” miracles in our everyday life. Ruohan, Lily and Zoe are close friends. They are spending their summer vacation together in the southern city of China, Guangzhou. They document their vacation time with their cell phones while they discover they have super-power. (Chinese with English subtitles, 25 min)
Sun, Oct 28 4:00 PM
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Man of Marble (Czlowiek z marmuru)

Wednesday, Oct.31, 7:00 pm. Part of the Polish History in Film Masterpieces Film Series presented by the Polish Cultural Fund. Free and open to the public! In repressive mid-1970s Poland, documentary filmmaker Agnieszka (Krystyna Janda) begins work on a film about Mateusz Birkut (Jerzy Radziwilowicz), a bricklayer who had briefly been hailed as a hero of the proletariat in the 1950s, but then disappeared into obscurity. In piecing together details about the bricklayer's mysterious life, she discovers that his involvement in organized labor had been viewed negatively by party bosses, and that her own investigations could put her in danger. Originally released in 1977. Directed by Andrzej Wajda.
Wed, Oct 31 7:00 PM
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Listening to Third Grandmother's Stories / Dance with Third Grandmother

Sunday, November 4 at 4:00 PM at the State Theatre. Part of the "Electric Shadows" film series presented by the Confucius Institute at U-M. Free and open to the public!

Listening to Third Grandmother’s Stories (2011) and Dance with Third Grandmother (2015) are documentary-style interview films that recorded the stories of Wen Hui’s third grandmother. When Wen Hui visited her family’s hometown, a small village in Yunnan, on a project, she unexpectedly met her third grandmother. Spending time with her, Wen Hui listened to her stories of tragedy and hardships that she lived through the Great Famine and Cultural Revolution in China.
Sun, Nov 4 4:00 PM
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Warsaw '44

Time Change! Sunday, Nov.11, 2:30 pm. Part of the Polish History in Film Masterpieces Film Series presented by the Polish Cultural Fund. Free and open to the public!

1944. Warsaw is on its knees with Nazis forces occupying the city. When word is received that the mighty Red Army is advancing on the city, a rebel army prepares to distract the Nazis from the coming invasion.
Sun, Nov 11 2:30 PM
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The Glory of Life

Sunday, November 11 at 4:00 PM at the State Theatre. Part of the "Electric Shadows" film series presented by the Confucius Institute at U-M. Free and open to the public!

This documentary uncovers the production of Wang Qingsong’s seminal art pieces from 2003 till 2018. This documentary shows the rigorous process of Wang’s photography production and his point of views of everyday life in China.
Sun, Nov 11 4:00 PM
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Human Flow

Sunday, November 18 at 4:00 PM at the State Theatre. Part of the "Electric Shadows" film series presented by the Confucius Institute at U-M. Free and open to the public!

More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. Filmmaker AI WEIWEI examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and Iraq.
Sun, Nov 18 4:00 PM
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Warren Miller's Face of Winter

Friday, December 7 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan. Presented by Sun & Snow. Special ticket prices apply.

Loving the pure joy of winter is something we have in common with the late, great Warren Miller—who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This year, “Face of Winter,” the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment presented by Volkswagen, will bring new and veteran athletes alike together to pay tribute to the man who started it all. Watch as the world’s best skiers and riders cover ground in some of the most legendary destinations to honor a face that launched a thousand quips and got us all started on this long, crazy ride. Visit some of Warren’s favorite locations from Switzerland to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand and more. Come along to far off regions, meet the locals, carve faces of remote mountain ranges, and celebrate the thrills of a life lived in high places.
Fri, Dec 7 7:30 PM
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