March 21st, 2012

Asian Arts Council Spring Film Series

Lost in Beijing (Ping Guo)

Wednesday March 21,
Whiteman Hall,
Phoenix Art Museum

Set against the frenzied backdrop of Beijing, where a fast growing economy has created a new class of urban socialites and nouveau riche, Lost in Beijing features four of Asian cinema’s biggest stars – Tony Leung Ka-Fai Elaine Jin, Fan Bingbing and Tong Da Wei – who together fumble their way through a tragicomic ménage-a- quatre that left the Chinese censors blazing.

“Old-fashioned, class-conscious pulp. At heart a sturdy morality tale about innocence and corruption, wealth and want, sex and power.” A.O. Scott The New York Times.

This film is unrated but contains scenes of strong sexuality, discretion advised.

With intro and Q&A by Zhaohui Liu, assistant professor in the Foreign Languages College at North China Electric Power University in Beijing. She is now working on Chinese movies and their traditional Chinese aesthetics as a visiting research fellow in the Center for the Film, Media and Popular Culture at ASU. Speaker provided by ASU’s Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture.

All films show at Whiteman Hall, Phoenix Art Museum. Admission is FREE for Museum members, Asian Arts Council Members, and Students w/ ID. $5 Non-Member General Admission

Series made possible with support from the Center for Asian Research at Arizona State University