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CHINA NOW: Independent Visions (Montreal Tour)

China Now: Independent Visions is a touring festival showcasing some of best recent works in Chinese independent cinema—including illuminating documentaries, brilliant experimental and animated shorts, and spellbinding fiction features. China Now is curated by Cinema on the Edge, a collaboration formed by three of Chinese independent cinema’s most committed supporters: producer and distributor Karin Chien, critic and curator Shelly Kraicer, and filmmaker and anthropologist J.P. Sniadecki.

Montreal events are organized by Joshua Neves and Peter Rist, and sponsored by the Concordia Documentary Center, the Global Emergent Media Lab, The Cinematheque Quebecoise, Visions, the East Asian Studies Students Association and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association at Mcgill University.

CHINA NOW: Independent Visions – Montreal Schedule

CONCORDIA University

Visual Arts Building 114 - 1395 René Lévesque Ouest

March 11, 7pm Female Directors (Yang Mingming, 2012, 43 min) and Egg and Stone (Huang

Ji, 2012, 98 min)

March 12, 7pm A Filmless Festival (2015, 80 min)

GEM Lab, Faubourg building 630.15 - 1250 Guy Street

March 15, 5pm Stratum 1: The Visitors (Cong Feng, 2013, 127 min) + discussion w/ Joshua


J.A. DeSève Cinema, Library Building - 1400 De Maisonneuve Ouest

March 19, 6pm Cut Out the Eyes (Xu Tong, 2014, 80 min) + Spark (Hu Jie, 2014, 101 min)

MCGILL University

SSMU Building, Lev Bukhman Room - 3480 McTavish Street, Mcgill University

March 12, 7pm The River of Life (Yang Pingdao, 2014, 101 min)

Cultural Studies Screening Room (Rm 101) - 3475 Rue Peel

March 16, 7pm Satiated Village (Zou Xueping, 2011, 88 min)

March 23, 6:30pm Around that Winter (Wang Xiaozhen, 2013, 96 min)


Cinémathèque Québécoise - 335, boul. De Maisonneuve Est

April 1, 7 pm Female Directors (Yang Mingming, 2012, 43 min) +

April 2, 5 pm Animated Shorts Program

April 3, 7 pm Emperor Visits Hell (Li Luo, 2012, 67 min)

April 4, 7 pm Yumen (Huang Xiang, Xu Ruotao, and J.P Sniadecki, 2013, 65 min)

April 5, 7 pm People’s Park (J.P Sniadecki and Libbie Cohn, 2012, 78 min)

April 6, 9 pm Yumen (Huang Xiang, Xu Ruotao, and J.P Sniadecki, 2013, 65 min)

*All screenings at Concordia and Mcgil are free to public. Screenings at cinematheque will charge regular fee, please check more information on

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