Acropolis Cinema presents Bi Gan's Kaili Blues
Kaili Blues (Dir. Bi Gan)
Date: June 3, 2016
Location: Echo Park Film Center
Address: 1200 N. Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA. 90026
Los Angeles premiere!
Voted one of the ten best films of 2015 by Cinema Scope magazine, the ambitious first feature by the young Chinese filmmaker Bi Gan utilizes cinema's unique capacity to suspend time as a means toward actualizing an array of sensations, ranging from the environmental to the existential. WhenChen Sheng,a doctor recently released from prison, embarks on a journey across southwest China to locate his missing nephew, memories of his deceased wife, a colleague's estranged lover,and a violent past manifest in waking-life emanations of repressed cultural trauma and unreconciled emotional strife. With a background in poetry, Bi conjures a dreamlike sense of narrative logic as his characters appear to navigate from moment-to-moment between multiple states of consciousness and planes of existence, in the process deducing a formal language to compliment their wayward, enigmatic plights. Anchored by a bravura midfilm feat of technical imagination, Kaili Blues is that rare debut with a metaphysical magnitude to match that of its stylistic ingenuity.~ Join us before and after the screening for refreshments.
Echo Park Film Center (View)
1200 N. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026