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Confronting Reality: The New Chinese Documentary Movement

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Midtown

MoMA | 11 West 53rd Street

Rarely has a nation’s cinema been as profoundly influenced by documentaries as that of China during the 1990s and 2000s. The hunger for a "real" and truthful depiction of reality extends beyond documentary to influence many of the outstanding Chinese films of the last two decades. Leading Chinese film scholar Chris Berry (Kings College, London; co-editor of The New Chinese Documentary Movement: For the Public Record) discusses the movement’s impact and the aesthetic and moral questions it has raised for Chinese cinema. Program approximately 90 min.

In the Film exhibition Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building