FILM SCREENING: No. 89 Shimen Rd. 黑白照片

May 22, 2012


followed by Q&A with Director Shu Haolun 舒浩仑

PLACE: Oakes 105, UC Santa Cruz
TIME: 3:30 – 5:30 pm, May 23 (Wed.), 2012 (OPEN TO PUBLIC)

In the late 1980’s Shanghai, a 16 year-­‐old boy, Xiaoli, comes of age surrounded by his neighbors and grandfather. The allure of new cultures and ideas sweeps through him and his two young female friends. His best friend Lanmi carouses with foreigners, scandalizing the neighborhood. Lili, an idealisRc classmate whom he loves, wants to quit school and join the students’ democracy demonstraRons that have started in Beijing. Xiaoli must decide where his future lies in a world suddenly robbed of stability and innocence.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Shu Haolun obtained a MFA in filmmaking from Southern Illinois University, USA. Since returning to Shanghai in 2003, he has produced, wri\en, and directed award-­‐winning documentaries and shorts, including Struggle (2002), Nostalgia (2006), and Young Blood (2008). Currently he also teaches in the film School of Shanghai University. No.89 Shimen Road is his first ficRonal feature.

• The best Asian Cinema Award of Warsaw International Film Festival
• Grand Prix of China Independent film Festival
• Special Jury mention of Bangalore international film festival
• The script award of Hubert Bals fund from Rotterdam International film festival
• Official Selection of Pusan International Film Festival
• Official Competition of Hong Kong Asian Film Festival's
• Official Competition of MARRAKECH International Film Festival

Co-­‐sponsored by Film & Digital Media, History, East Asian Studies, and Anthropology (contact: Yiman Wang 459-­‐1357, or FDM 459-­‐3204)