FILM: BEIJING FLICKERS

Sun Valley Center For The Arts

Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yuan skillfully sets his worn-down characters against the dazzling lights of China’s teeming capital. San Bao is a young man left behind by Beijing’s fabulous new wealth, having just lost his job, his apartment and the woman he loves (who’s left him for a richer man). Even Happiness, his dog, has run away from him. Lovelorn, self-destructive and desperately aimless, San Bao nevertheless has moments of euphoria amid his own despair, as he roams the sleek, shifting city with other soulful, cash-poor dreamers and misfits.

$10 / $12 nonmember

Through a visual arts exhibition, lectures, book discussions, seminar classes and films, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts offers Stories of a Changing China, an opportunity to explore the political, economic and cultural realities of one of the most dynamic countries in the world.

Note from The Center: This movie is for an adult audience. It is a dark look at those left behind in the new China. It is a difficult, but fascinating view of Beijing today.

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