Upcoming Screenings: Cinematheque copresents at the SF International Asian American Film Festival

San Francisco Cinematheque is proud to copresent the following programs at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

What We Talk About When We…

SUN 03/14 1:00pm
Landmark Clay Theatre (2261 Fillmore at Clay)

FRI 03/19 7:00pm
Pacific Film Archive (2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley)

This is what we talk about when we talk about love…and cinema now. Four of the most talented contemporary filmmakers in Asia, and the world—Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Jia Zhang-ke, Hong Sang-soo and Tsai Ming-liang—share their unique visions of love and remembrance. 94 min.

Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest Part 4
(2007, 79 min.)

SUN 03/14 8:15pm
VIZ Cinema (1746 Post St. at Webster)

Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest Part 5
(2007, 90 min.)

MON 03/15 9:00pm
VIZ Cinema (1746 Post St. at Webster)

The five-part film series Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest is Yang Fudong‘s most ambitious work. The title refers to the “Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove,” a third-century group of Taoist intellectuals who withdrew from public and political life to engage in intellectual and artistic pursuits. This disjuncture between corrupt political life and idealism mirrors the alienation experienced by modern intellectuals toward contemporary Chinese urban life.

Memory Vessels and Phantom Traces

MON 03/15 6:45pm
Sundance Kabuki 6 (1881 Post St. at Fillmore)

WED 03/17 4:45pm
VIZ Cinema (1746 Post St. at Webster)

Through a container ship’s still lives, unidentified Vietnamese propaganda films and an Indian salt field, these three experimental films ruminate on how history is reconstructed via salvaged remnants and material traces.

Jason Byrne: Scrap Vessel (2009), 51 min. / Lana Lin: Unidentified Vietnam No.18 (2007), 30 min. / Shambhavi Kaul: Scene 32 (2009), 5 min.