November 16 – Double Happiness (Ella Reidel, 2014, Austria/China), and selected shorts
Double Happiness takes the Chinese copy of Hallstatt, a small idyllic town in Austria, as a starting point to explore China's fast urbanization. Chinese cities are built where histories and memories can be easily forgotten and thus rewritten. the film intersects the real and the fake through visual imaginary and commentary, interviews and songs.
Shorts programmed by Sayak Shome (UC) and Jing Xie (UC) include:
Las Vegas Portrait - Sam Green (2011) 15 minutes
A Cinematic Study of Fog in San Francisco - Sam Green (2013) 10 minutes
Sponsored by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies, the UC School of Planning, and the Mini Microcinema.
UC Center for Film and Media Studies at the Mini programming partnership
The UC Center for Film and Media Studies has arranged to provide programming throughout the academic year at the Mini Microcinema. All films and events will be free and open to the public. Faculty and students will be curating film selections. We also hope to bring visiting filmmakers to the Mini for post screening Q&As and workshops.