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Six Recommendations to Start Watching Chinese Independent (Microbudget) Cinema Now

by Ted Hope
August 18, 2011 8:00 AM
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Now you know what all indies can learn from watching Chinese Indies, right? If not, then you need to read Karin Chien's post from yesterday. So how do you drill down deeper this knowledge boost? Well, Kevin Lee, dGenerate Films' VP of Programming and Education, has been kind enough to generate a list for us.

Check out these film and experience the diversity of Global Microbudget Cinema!

Six Recommendations to Start Watching Chinese Independent (Microbudget) Cinema Now
by Kevin Lee, dGenerate Films VP of Programming and Education

OXHIDE 2 by Liu Jiayin
Available on DVD through our website: http://dgeneratefilms.com/catalog/oxhide-ii-niu-pi-ii/

DISORDER by Huang Weikai
Only available institutionally via DVD or download:
http://www.amazon.com/Disorder-Xianshi-Guoqu-Weilai-Institutional/dp/B004VGGY0Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1302541596&sr=8-1

GHOST TOWN by Zhao Dayong:
Available streaming on Amazon:
http://dgeneratefilms.com/catalog/ghost-town-fei-cheng/

MEISHI STREET by Ou Ning:
Available streaming on Amazon / Indieflix / Fandor:
http://dgeneratefilms.com/catalog/meishi-street-mei-shi-jie/
Fandor: http://www.fandor.com/films/meishi_street

UNKNOWN PLEASURES by Jia Zhangke:
Netflix DVD or Streaming: http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Unknown_Pleasures/60027206?trkid=2361637

PETITION
Only avail institutionally on DVD from Cinema Guild:
http://cinemaguild.com/catalog/index.html?http%3A//cinemaguild.com/mm5/merchant.mvc%3FScreen%3DPROD%26Store_Code%3DTCGS%26Product_Code%3D2380

Ted: P.S. The New Yorker's Richard Brody (author of "Everything Is Cinema: The Films of Jean Luc Godard") chimed in on Facebook & Twitter and recommended we all check out the films of Ying Liang; he wrote about them here.

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