Feature Film Program

Ash is Purest White


Sat Jul 20 7:00 PM

The Film

Ash is Purest White

Jia Zhangke | China, France | 136

Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off.


EastRiver Ensemble

The EastRiver Ensemble is a collective of top-notched musicians from north China, based out of New York City’s Chinatown, which perform under the auspices of the Mencius Society for the Arts. Drawing upon the timeless folk repertoire of the Hebei and Donbei regions of China, EastRiver plays traditional music with flair. Unlike other Chinese ensembles, EastRiver is uniquely led by the yangqin, a Chinese version of the hammered dulcimer which showcases the beauty and precision of this music. The ensemble’s style is a mark of the evolution of the Chinese repertoire. The EastRiver Ensemble also features stunning and death-defying acrobatic dance, an exhilarating tradition often seen on the stages of the dramatic and lively Chinese opera.

Event Details

7:00 PM
Doors Open
7:30 PM
Live Music from EastRiver Ensemble
8:00 PM
Film Begins
This is a free event. In the event of rain, show will be rescheduled at the same location. No outside alcohol is permitted.


Brooklyn Army Terminal

80 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

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