The World of Chinese Movie Night: Scenes of City Life

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
江湖酒吧, 北京交道口南大街东棉花胡同7号
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 fionalee@theworldofchinese.com.

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