Asia Catalyst presents:
COMRADES: CHINESE LGBT FILM FESTIVAL
Banned in Beijing — Out in New York!
A weekend showcase of work from a gay film festival that authorities banned in Beijing. The images and words of these new filmmakers give New Yorkers a glimpse into the hidden lives of gay Chinese. The festival includes both commercial and independent work that shows the broad spectrum of lesbian, gay and transgender experience as it is lived day-to-day in China. The old Communist term “comrade” has a secret meaning — it’s used by some gay and bisexual people in China to refer to themselves. The films screened at “Comrades: The Chinese LGBT Film Festival” came from a series of attempts by Chinese filmmakers to hold an LGBT Film Festival in Beijing — gatherings that local police repeatedly shut down.
Join us for a remarkable weekend of film and conversation.
All films are screened at the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street.
Just $35 for a weekend pass for all four films!
Friday, September 5th
6 pm Opening reception
7 pm Screening of “East Palace, West Palace” (in Mandarin with English subtitles) – $15 ticket includes one drink
Saturday, September 6th
2 pm Screening of “Tangtang” (in Mandarin with English subtitles) — New York premiere! – $12
7 pm Panel discussion featuring Chinese film festival organizer speaking by teleconference from Beijing
7:45pm Screening of “Butterfly” (in Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles) – $12
Sunday, September 7th
2 pm Screening of “Welcome to Destination Shanghai” (in Mandarin with English subtitles) – $12
LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER
GAY ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER MEN OF NEW YORK