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The Chief of Yancheng District

Monday Oct 21, 2019 7:30 PM This is a past program
The UCLA Film & Television Archive presents classic film and contemporary cinema in the Hammer's Billy Wilder Theater. Archive tickets are $9 general admission and free for UCLA students.
Part of the Taiwan Biennial Film Festival 2019

Two Los Angeles premieres!

Last Year When the Train Passed By

Racing down the tracks on a train, the filmmaker snaps a series of photos of homes through the window. A year later, he returns to the homes to ask the residents what they recall doing at the moment the photos were taken to create a powerful meditation on memory, time and place. (2018, dir. Huang Pang-chuan, DCP, color, 15 min.)

The Chief of Yancheng District

The story behind one of Taiwan’s most notorious, innuendo-laden pop songs (first released in 1964 and promptly banned for being “harmful to good morals”) provides the leaping-off point for director Adion Lu’s deep dive into the colorful local history of Yancheng, a major port city where pop culture, political corruption, organized crime, and Cold War imperialism all come together in this ever-surprising, completely fascinating documentary. (2018, dir. Adion Lu, DCP, color, 51 min.)