Monday, December 16

The DocYard Presents (previous events)Special Events Archive

The DocYard: Present.Perfect

Director: Shengze Zhu

Film Details: 2019, 124 minutes, DCP, B&W, sound, Mandarin Chinese & Various Chinese Regional Dialects with English subtitles

World Premiere and Winner of the Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Winner of the Universities Award at Indie Lisboa. Special Mention for Young Jury Award at Cinema du Reel. Official Selection of New Directors/New Films, the Jeonju International Film Festival, Taipei Film Festival, and Melbourne International Film Festival.

Director Shengze Zhu will attend in person for post-screening Q&A with The DocYard’s Spring 2020 Guest Curator, Abby Sun

About the Film:

Weaving together footage filmed and broadcasted by little-known Chinese live-streaming anchors, who struggle with real-life face-to-face social interaction because of their identity, disability and social-economic status, this cinematic collage explores how individuals satisfy their cravings for human connection through virtual togetherness, and how these virtual relationships challenge standard definitions of companionship.

“Leisurely, illuminating immersion into the streams of Chinese life… Shengze makes no attempt to organize her material into any kind of story framework. Instead she offers myriad glimpses into dozens of ordinary lives across the world’s most populous nation. It’s a rich pageant of the quotidian.” –Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

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About the Director:Miles Lagoze is a NY based filmmaker interested in upending traditional war narratives and representations in American cinema. Obsessed with the film Full Metal Jacket while growing up, he enlisted as a Combat Camera in the Marines when he was 18 and deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. After getting out of the military he began working on Combat Obscura while attending film school at Columbia University.

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Monday 12/16
at 7:00 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.