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Repertory Series: Holiday Adjacent • THE APARTMENT • Wednesday 12/19 at 7:00

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Tue, Dec 11, 2018

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People’s Republic of Desire

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(2018) dir Hao Wu [95 min; DCP]
This documentary delves deep into the world of streaming celebrities in China – one step removed from YouTube stars, there’s no need for talent to succeed in this strange and unnerving arena.

“A microcosm of the bizarre fantasy economy and complex, parasitic interdependencies of late capitalism as a whole.” – Katie Rife, AV Club

“Wu’s fascinating, deeply alarming film ushers us into a bold new world where our pleasure is simulated, but our pain is real.” – David Ehrlich, Indiewire

“As People’s Republic so deftly explains, the livestreaming trend in China straddles the line between democratic art form and capitalism at its most voracious.” – Libby Torres, The Daily Beast

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Tuesday 12/11
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