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San Francisco, California 94108

Chinese Culture Center Cinema (C4) is pleased to present “Gate of Heavenly Peace” (1995), a film by Carma Hinton & Richard Gordon concerning Tiananmen Square. This film will be the longer version of 189 minutes, played in English and some Mandarin with English subtitles.

“Gate of Heavenly Peace” (1996) is a feature-length documentary about the 1989 protest movement, reflecting the drama, tension, humor, absurdity, heroism, and many tragedies of the six weeks from April to June in 1989. The film reveals how the hard-liners within the government marginalized moderates among the protesters (including students, workers and intellectuals), while the actions of radical protesters undermined moderates in the government.

After the screening, there will be a discussion open to the entire audience in which we discuss the merits of the film and our attitudes toward the event. Members of the CCC team, all with different backgrounds and views, will lead the discussion. A microphone will be placed in the middle for audience members to come up and voice their own opinions. In this discussion, we will try to find voices to represent as many views as possible. Please keep an open mind to the different perspectives in this event. We hope you join us for this exciting event! The film begins at 12 pm, and the discussion will follow starting at 3pm.

The Chinese Culture Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Hilton Hotel in Chinatown.

Official Website: http://www.c-c-c.org/programs/c4

Added by Chinese Culture Center on July 3, 2008