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LumDimSum | Filed under: Film & Movie Reviews, Upcoming Events | Tags: 798 Art District, Beijing American Centre, Boxing for Freedom, Bryony Thorpe, China Women's Film Festival, Crossroads Centre, CWFF, Ending Violence and Discrimination Against Women, Feminism, Filmmaker in Focus, Gender in Contemporary Film, Guest Contributor, HeForShe, India's Daughter, Lotus, Of Girls and Horses, Penghao Theater, Polish Embassy, Queer Women, Sachi Hamano, Swedish Embassy, UCCA, UCCA Art Cinema, We Are Here, Zhang Yini | No Comments »
From the German Film “Of Girls and Horses”
Feminism has enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence recently, especially with celebrities from Emma Watson to Beyoncé proclaiming their support of new gender equality initiatives. So it seems fitting that the China Women’s Film Festival (CWFF) is now returning for a third year with events kicking off this Sunday, September 19. A week of events will follow before they move on to tour six other cities in China over the following months.
“The CWFF works to increase public awareness and visibility of female directors, feminists and women in art and film and illuminate the multitude of challenges facing women in China.” The Crossroads Centre
It’s run by the wonderful Crossroads Centre, a local not-for-profit community space, and supported by the UN Women’s HeforShe project which was launched to encourage the equal participation of men and women in working towards gender equality.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Film & Movie Reviews, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Chef Sue Zhou, Hunan, ICEF Rugby, Karaiya Spice House, New Zealand, Red White Black & Blue, Stuart Krohn, Sue Zhou Does Food, The Hutong, The Hutong Education | No Comments »
Check Out Two Back-to-Back Events to Support ICEF Rugby!
Last year I had the pleasure of meeting the bright and inspirational kids who play for an inner city foundation in Los Angeles, California called ICEF Rugby as part of a Hutong education program. We spent a few days showing them Beijing highlights as part of a two-week China trip (Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong) for their rugby program in March 2013.
I was so impressed and moved by this group of students that we rallied all our friends in the rugby community and beyond to support China’s very first screening of their award-winning documentary, “Red White Black & Blue” which was filmed on the group’s previous international trip to New Zealand for a U16 tournament. A beautifully shot film, it showed the story of the team’s leaders and a few of the players who rise above their circumstances of growing up in the inner city, and travel abroad together to play rugby in a land where rugby is its national sport.
But now that the second film of the award winning Red, White, Black & Blue series is out (check out vimeo film trailer HERE), ICEF Founder and Rugby Coach Stuart Krohn is heading back to Beijing to support my two back-to-back fundraising events with proceeds being donated to ICEF Rugby.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Film & Movie Reviews, Upcoming Events | Tags: 22 Springs: The Biography of 22 Married Women, 706 Theater, China Women's Film Festival, Dalian, Daughter's Choice, Daughters of the Dust, Dongjen Center for Human Rights Education, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Julie Dash, Lucy Edwards, Mother's Way, Renmin University, The Inside-Out Theatre, The Rosa Parks Story, Trekking the Way Home, Tsingying Studio, UCCA, When the Bough Breaks, Wuhan, Zajia Lab, 三世三生聂华苓 (One Tree Three Lives), 危巢, 季丹 Ji Dan, 杜晓宇Du Xiaoyu, 猪肉与月亮 (Pork and Moon), 陈安琪Angela (On-Kei) | 1 Comment »
“We want women and everyone from all walks of life to attend and be inspired.”
Organized entirely by a team of volunteers who have been working hard to put together the very first China Women’s Film Festival 2013, I first heard about this new film festival from Lucy Edwards, a volunteer at Dongjen Center for Human Rights Education and student at Renmin University.
“The film festival provides an opportunity to empower women and let their voices be heard in an interesting way. The films and discussions promote respect for women and their experiences, and raise awareness of the many challenges faced by women all over the world. Chinese and International audience members and participants can all expect to learn something new.” – Lucy Edwards, China Women’s Film Festival Volunteer
The first year for this China Women’s Film Festival, it will take place in various cinema locations around Beijing starting Friday, November 22nd until Sunday, December 1st. Following these couple of weeks in Beijing, the film festival will move on to show in Wuhan, Guangzhou, Dalian and Hong Kong until December 20th.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Film & Movie Reviews, Upcoming Events | Tags: A Puerta Fria, As Luck Would Have It, Atraco!, Blancanieves, España de Cine, Five Square Meters, Gerardo Herrero, Hold Up!, Juan Antonio Vigar, MOMA Broadway Cinematheque, O Apostolo, Picasso's Gang, Spanish Embassy, Spanish Film Festival, Una Pistola en Cada Mano | 1 Comment »
The Spanish Embassy and MOMA Broadway Cinematheque are teaming up to host their 4th Spanish Film Festival “España de Cine” starting today, the 24th of October until next Sunday, the 3rd of November.
Their screening schedule will be a selection of 10 feature films from outstanding directors and young promising talents of the Spanish contemporary cinema industry.
“The film selection has been carried out by Juan Antonio Vigar, Director of the “Málaga Film Festival”, who will participate in the opening ceremony on Thursday 24th of October.”
LumDimSum | Filed under: Film & Movie Reviews, Upcoming Events | Tags: Bike-In Screening, Electric Shadows, Open Air Cinema, Singin' In the Rain, Tavalin Bagels, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre | No Comments »
This Saturday, September 7, Electric Shadows and Serk are teaming up for the fourth annual Open Air Cinema Bike-In Screening.
What this really means is: Bikes + Booze + Broadway = A Grand Way to Celebrate the End of Summer.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Film & Movie Reviews | Tags: "This is Sanlitun", Carlos Ottery, Christopher Loton, Comedy Club China, Director Robert Douglas, Toronto International Film Festival | 1 Comment »
“China is like a beer. If you don’t like the taste just keep drinking.”
With a tag line like that, this new indie comedy film called “This is Sanlitun” is sure to resonate with more than a few expats living in Beijing. Director Robert Douglas and lead actors Carlos Ottery (founder of Comedy Club China) and Christopher Loton take the iconic story of expat life in Beijing, and spin it in a way so that the jokes and nuances ring true for both local and international audiences alike.
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