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PREMIERE As part of a $586 billion infrastructure development plan, the
Chinese government begins building the massive Xu-Huai Highway.
Director Zhang Zanbo provides an in-depth look at the impact of the
corruption-filled project in rural Hunan province. Representing the
subcontracted construction company, professional problem solver Mr. Meng
must contend with the complaints of displaced locals and regional
bureaucracy. Meanwhile, exploited laborers face dangerous working
conditions and broken promises. When an inspector finds numerous
violations, will the project’s future be threatened?
http://www.docnyc.net/film/please-remember-me/ (Expected to Attend: Zhao Qing; producer Violet Du Feng)
PREMIERE In this tender and sensitively observed portrait,
octogenarians Feng and Lou have been inseparable for over 40 years, but
aging and illness threaten their deep bond. Since Lou was diagnosed with
Alzheimer’s, Feng has been her steadfast caretaker, but he’s growing
increasingly worried about his own health. Is a nursing home the right
solution, and how will Lou handle such a radical change to their living
Sunday November 13, 2016, 7:15 PM The Beekeeper and his Son
(Expected to Attend: Diedie Weng; producer Susanne Guggenberger)
AMERICAN PREMIERE In a rural village in northern China, a father/son
clash echoes the pull of tradition and modernization. When 20-year-old
Maofu returns home after migrant city work, he tries to convince his
aging beekeeping father Lao Yu to develop a brand for the family’s
honey. Lao Yu instead insists his son first learn the cherished
traditional apiary methods he’s practiced for 50 years. Diedie Weng
captures their standoff with intimacy, artfulness and unexpected humor.