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MARLBORO COLLEGE’S CHINA FILM FESTIVAL SERIES TO KICK OFF MARCH 30

MARLBORO, VT – Marlboro College announced this week that it will host Vermont’s premiere China Film Festival, a two-week film series including the screenings of eight of the most exciting films to emerge from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan in recent months.

Funded by a Freeman Foundation grant and organized in conjunction with the college's four-year Asian Studies initiative, Marlboro College’s Chinese Film Festival has been spearheaded by Marlboro College film professor Jay Craven, the producer of “Where the River Flows North,” “TK,” and other award-winning independent films.

According to Craven, Chinese films represent one of contemporary cinema's most exciting movements, earning awards from the Cannes and Venice film festivals and the Oscars.

The Chinese films selected for Marlboro’s upcoming festival provide “a unique window into the life and culture of this complex, vital, and rapidly changing place,” Craven said. “We're thrilled with the breadth and depth of films that we've been able to program, including work from filmmakers in Taiwan and Hong Kong," he added.

Craven is also delighted that Marlboro College’s premiere China Film Festival will feature visits and talks by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Carma Hinton and renowned Chinese film critic Rey Chow.

Marlboro College’s Chinese Film Festival Schedule:

• Tuesday, March 30, 7 p.m. – northern New England premiere of “Blind Shaft” by Li Yang, filmed in the Peoples Republic of China;
• Wednesday, March 31, 9p.m. – “What Time Is It There?” by Tsai Ming-liang, filmed in Taiwan;
• Sunday, April 4, 1:30 p.m. – “Home to Tibet” by local filmmakers Alan Dater and Lisa Merton, who will be on hand for post film discussion, followed at 3 p.m. -by “In the Mood for Love” by Wong Kar-wai, filmed in Hong Kong, followed by “Unknown Pleasures” at 7 p.m. by Jia Zhangke, filmed in China;
• Monday, April 5, 9 p.m. -–“Ju Dou” by Zhang Yimou, filmed in China;
• Tuesday, April 6, 7 p.m. -– "Happy Times” by Zhang Yimou, filmed in China and followed by a 9 p.m. talk by film scholar Rey Chow of Brown University;
• Thursday, April 8, 7 p.m. in the dining hall – “ The Gates of Heavenly Peace” by Carma Hinton;
• Friday, April 9, 7 p.m. in the dining hall – “Morning Sun” by Carma Hinton, followed by a talk by Hinton at 9 p.m.

All films will be shown in the Whittemore Theater (unless otherwise noted above) , located on Marlboro College’s main campus on South Road in Marlboro, Vt. The Whittemore Theater is fully accessible and all screenings are free and open to the public.

For more information or cancellation information due to inclement weather, please contact Erin George, Public Relations Coordinator at (802) 251-7644.

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