In the last few weeks, we’ve brought you 1950s girl basketball melodramas, 1940s street urchin black comedies, and saucy 1920s road worker flicks. This week, though, we’ve got something entirely different: a fantastic pre-liberation pre-code comedy!
“SCENES OF CITY LIFE” (都市风光)
FREE! This Tuesday, Jan 25th at 7pm
7 Dongmianhua Hutong, Beijing
6401-4611 / map: http://www.tinyurl.com/sanmao
Hand-subtitled in English
It’s rapid-fire, like a Preston Sturges screwball comedy. It’s curious and quirky and musical, like one of Jacques Tati’s Hulot films. And, unlike either of these, this gives you a chance to see Jiang Qing, the fiendish actress who would later become Madame Mao:
From the director of STREET ANGEL, this is a ONE-NIGHT ONLY affair. Reserve your free seats today by contacting Fiona Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.