Series

Mainland Noir: Chinese Crime Films

Feb 01 2018 — Feb 25 2018
Description
Ring in Chinese New Year 2018 (the Year of the Dog) with this wickedly exciting series of new crime films from mainland China.

Previously, crime depicted on-screen was usually an admission of discontent in the people’s paradise. However, a new generation of up-and-coming Chinese filmmakers have been revamping these genre tropes to address the country’s violence. These films portray drifting killers, frustrated police, and lethal beauties enmeshed in webs of vice and desire. YBCA is thrilled to introduce a sampling of these hard-hitting fugitive works, little seen outside of the festival circuit, which, taken together, signal the appearance of a new school of noir.

Mainland Noir is part of the Creative China Festival, curated by Meng Xie and supported by Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation.

Schedule
Thursday, February 01
Thursday, February 01
Sunday, February 04
Sunday, February 04
Thursday, February 08
Thursday, February 08
Film
7:30PM
Sunday, February 11
Sunday, February 11
Film
4:15PM
Thursday, February 15
Thursday, February 15
Sunday, February 18
Sunday, February 18
Thursday, February 22
Thursday, February 22
Sunday, February 25
Sunday, February 25
Film
4:15PM
Ticket Info

Regular Admission: $10

Student, Senior, Teacher: $9
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787.

YBCA Members

Pay What You Can level: Regular admission

Individual level and above: $8

All Access and Curators Circle: Free

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Credits

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 17–18: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Lead Image: Geng Jun, Free and Easy (2017), Courtesy the distributor.