Museums, Film

Chung Kuo China

When: Sun., Aug. 26, 2-5:45 p.m. 2018

“One of Antonioni’s most important works, largely unseen (because undistributed) but nevertheless famous for the circumstances of its filming, for the Chinese government’s virulent attack on Antonioni after its release [seven years later, he received an official apology], and for Umberto Eco’s article that offered a semiotic explanation of why the Chinese found it so insulting. Invited by the Chinese government to make a documentary about their country (which was in the throes of Mao’s Cultural Revolution), Antonioni spent eight weeks shooting with the full cooperation of officials.

Price: $5-13

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