[csaa-forum] Cui Zi'en visit: Reminder

Fran Martin f.martin at unimelb.edu.au
Fri Nov 24 08:32:27 CST 2006

With apologies for cross-postings...


The University of Melbourne’s
Cultural Studies, Cinema Studies and Gender Studies programs
With the ARC Asia-Pacific Futures Research Network present
A film screening and talk by avant-garde queer filmmaker from the Beijing
Film Academy
Cui Zi’en 崔子恩
Monday November 27
3:30 – 6:30 pm
Old Geology, Theatre 2
3:30: Screening: Night Scene 《夜景》 2004
A young Chinese man finds his entire perception of life altered after
discovering that his father is a homosexual. When the accidental discovery
of his father's homosexuality leads Yangyang to his father's partner
Xiaoyong, Yangyang begins to question his own sexuality before falling for
the handsome Haobin. When Yangyang discovers that his newfound lover is a
street hustler, their fledgling relationship is put to the ultimate test.
~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
5:00: Talk: “The dynamism of the gay movement in China and the obstacles it
《中国同性恋运动的动力和阻力》(in Mandarin with English translation)
Cui Zi'en is a director, film scholar, screenwriter, novelist, and outspoken
queer activist and scholar based in Beijing. He earned an MA in literature
from the Chinese Academy of Social Science and serves as an assistant
research fellow at the Film Research Institute of the Beijing Film Academy.
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 six books on criticism and theory and writes columns for four magazines.
In 2002, Cui Zi'en received a Felipa Award from the International Gay and
Lesbian Human Rights Commission and a California State Assembly Award in the
United States. Frequently referred to as a "queer auteur," Cui Zi'en is also
one of the most avant-garde digital-video (DV) makers in Chinese underground
cinema. His major films include the internationally renowned titles Enter
the Clown (2002) and The Old Testament (2002).
Enquiries: Fran Martin: f.martin at unimelb.edu.au

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