The Chinese Mayor
$15 at the door

Saturday Jul 18, 2015
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by Bamboo Breeze
9:00PMFilm Begins
10:30PMQ&A with producer Qi Zhao
11:00PMAfter Party Sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka
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VENUE
The Old American Can Factory
Roof and Courtyard
Gowanus
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union

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The fascinating life of a bureaucrat restoring ancient ruins at the expense of his own career. Featuring a plush JUUL vapor lounge, in which attendees will be able to sample JUUL, the latest in vapor technology, and will be gifted with a JUUL starter kit (a device, charger, and pack of four pods - on the house)!


THE FILMS

The Chinese Mayor (Hao Zhou | China)
Fast-working mayor Geng Yanbo is on a mission. His goal: to successfully develop the underperforming city of Datong into a cultural hub overnight. Facing pressure from all sides, but primarily from his own pride and conviction, Yanbo rushes the project, leading to a rushed development that forgoes any safety standards.

The resulting errors bear huge impact on the residents of Datong, many of whom are forcibly relocated, their homes razed without alternate living preparations in place. At moments surreal in its portrayal of political ambition at all cost, this entertaining and oft tragic film offers a rare glimpse of insider politics in China.

– L.S.

MUSIC

Bamboo Breeze
Duo Xiao Xiannian and Julie Tay use drums, bells, hammer dulcimer, and percussion infuse history and landscape into their music. Influences range in style from pre-revolutionary nameless folk songs to the Pan-Asian pop. Bamboo Breeze is part of EastRiver Ensemble, a racket of some downhome Chinese folk musicians under the auspices of Mencius Society for the Arts.

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