Ascension [In-Person Only]
Wed Nov 03: 7.30pm PDT
Thu Nov 04: 7.30pm PDT
Fri Nov 05: 7.30pm PDT
Sat Nov 06: 4.30pm PDT, 7.30pm PDT
Sun Nov 07: 4.00pm PDT, 7.00pm PDT
$13 General Admission
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** Score by Dan Deacon! **
Ascension is an impressionistic portrait of Chinas industrial supply chain that reveals the countrys growing class divide through staggering observations of labor, consumerism and wealth. The documentary portrays capitalism in China across the levels of its operation, from the crudest mine to the most rarefied forms of leisure. Accordingly, the film is structured in three parts, ascending through the levels of the capitalist structure: workers running factory production, the middle class training for and selling to aspirational consumers, and the elites reveling in a new level of hedonistic enjoyment. Traveling up the rungs of Chinas social ladder, we see how each level supports and makes possible the next while recognizing that the contemporary Chinese Dream remains an elusive fantasy for most.
a collection of breathtaking images and revelatory vignettes that position China as a simultaneously alien and completely universal cultural and industrial landscape, never spelling out which direction points toward progress. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum's ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter.
The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject!
If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Executive Director Vivian Hua at firstname.lastname@example.org