24 City

A masterful film from Jia Zhang-ke, the renowned director of Still Life and The World, 24 City chronicles the dramatic closing of a once-prosperous state-owned aeronautics factory in Chengdu, a city in Southwest China, and its conversion into a sprawling luxury apartment complex. Bursting with poetry, pop songs and striking visual detail, the film weaves together unforgettable stories from three generations of workers – some real, some played by actors (including Joan Chen) – into a vivid portrait of the human struggle behind China’s economic miracle.

Director: Jia Zhang-ke

Writer: Yongming Zhai

Run Time: 112 min.

Screening

Date: 29 January 2013 @ 7:00pm

Location: Grace Street Theatre
934 W. Grace St.
Richmond, VA 23284-3048

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