Join us for a new film screening series Threshold to Threshold: PENG Zuqiang 彭祖强 + Kohei SENGEN 仙元浩平
3/26 (SUN) Doors 7pm; Show 7:30pm
About the Program:
Threshold to threshold, pasts to presents, language colliding with language, one crossroad and the next. The Threshold to Threshold film series embraces these precarious states. The films we are interested in transmit landscapes, people, and histories that are constantly being displaced or forgotten. The challenges presented by the works are various, but because there are thousands of thresholds we can go thousands of places.
The first part will feature two of Peng’s short experimental films. Sight Leak 瞥漏 reflects on fragments of unpublished writing by Roland Barthes from his visit to China in 1973. It concerns gazes and places, with an undercurrent of desire and eroticism. The Cyan Garden 青园 explores the limits of memory as it attempts to give form to the past. The film was in part shot on “Lucky,” a 16mm B&W film stock formerly used for military aerial detection. The second part of the program will show Segen's feature, Song of a Dying Summer 逝く夏の歌. An epic poem of youth, the film, with its coarse-grained super-8mm texture conveys the melancholy of growing up and growing apart.
The program is curated by Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu.
Runtime: 92 mins.
$10 students, members, underemployed
$12 general admission
Advance tickets are encouraged.
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504 Chung King Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA