Directed by Yang Fudong. Yang Fudong (b. 1971) is a major Chinese filmmaker, photographer, and installation artist. His Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest is a five-part, four-hour film inspired by the lives of the storied Seven Sages, a group of third century Chinese intellectuals who abandoned government service for a more reclusive life of reflection, discussion, music, poetry, and drinking. Yang’s epic work (of which we will show only two parts) finds these seven free spirits reincarnated in 21st-century China. Cleveland premiere. Program introduced by Noelle Giuffrida, CWRU.
Films courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.
China, 2003/2006, subtitles, b&w, DVD, total 109 min.
Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).