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Young Friends of Film: The Story of Qiu Ju

Tuesday June 5: 7:30pm

Michael Barker, co-president of Sony Pictures Classics, will introduce the film. As always, a post-film party with hors d’oeuvres and an open bar will follow the screening.

General Admission: $25, includes screening, and an open-bar, catered reception. YFF members: one complimentary ticket.

The Story of Qiu Ju
Zhang Yimou, China, 1992; 100m

From the director of Raise the Red Lantern, Hero and To Live comes this little gem of a film that tells the story of a poor, pregnant farmer’s wife who doggedly seeks justice for the wrong committed against her husband.

Kicked in the groin by the village chief, Qinglai can’t perform normal work functions. When the chief refuses to apologize properly, his wife, Qiu Ju (played by a young Gong Li), seeks retribution through all levels of Chinese authority. “Watching the film, we find the humor for ourselves, and along the way we absorb more information about the lives of ordinary people in everyday China than in any other film I’ve seen,” wrote Roger Ebert. The film had its American premiere at the 1992 New York Film Festival and won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

Young Friends of Film [YFF] is a membership program designed for film enthusiasts aged 21–40 to see New York Film Festival and New Directors/New Films classics. YFF members get a complimentary ticket to six screenings per year with noteworthy guest speakers followed by great parties. In addition to all the benefits of a dual Film Society membership, YFF members receive one pair of complimentary tickets per month to select Walter Reade Theater series as well as invitations to sneak preview screenings of new films.

Join Young Friends of Film online now. For information about becoming a Young Friends of Film member, call 212-875-5630.

Tues June 5: 7:30pm
Please note: No passes accepted to this event.

Official Website: http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/yff/yffqiuju.html

Added by elconde on May 20, 2007

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