June 24, 1985 |
Clearly, 1985 is the year of discovery for the Chinese cinema. There's been a retrospective at UCLA of the films of Xie Jin, China's leading director, and a series of recent Chinese films at the Grande 4-Plex about to wind up a six-month run. Now, we'll have the opportunity to see 13 movies made before 1949 when the Four Star Theater, 5112 Wilshire Blvd., presents "Electric Shadows: China Film Classics From Before the Revolution," Friday through July 10.
March 15, 2013 |
BEIJING - China's one-child policy, sterilization and Japan-Sino relations are just some of the raw, real-life subjects tackled in a cluster of controversial independent Chinese films screening at the 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF). The festival, which kicks off Sunday and ends on April 2, features 306 feature films and shorts from 68 countries and regions. They range from the world premiere of Herman Yau's "Ip Man: The Final Fight" to the closing-night film, "Closed Curtain," directed by Jafar Panahi and Kamboziya Partovi.
May 24, 2012 |
AMC Entertainment Chief Executive Gerry Lopez said the Chinese conglomerate poised to take over the nation's second largest theater chain would provide needed debt relief and resources to upgrade many of its cinemas across the country. "We're going from a group of five financial owners -- private equity funds -- to a single strategic, long-term buyer who happens to love this business and who is already in this business," Lopez said in an interview Thursday. "For us, this is nothing but great news.
June 13, 1999 |
Like modern-day Marco Polos with cellular phones, Hollywood executives are venturing to China seeking the same kind of profits they reaped exporting fantasy to the rest of the world. But despite China's promise of 1.3 billion potential customers, a burgeoning middle class enamored of entertainment, a flourishing creative community and a growing, less shackled economy, the largest untapped market for American movies and TV shows remains maddeningly out of reach.
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September 19, 1985 |
Hollywood has produced its share of trashy movies, but archivistPaul Caruso was searching for films of a more enduring nature when he crawled into a hole teeming with debris and garbage at a Glendale dump Wednesday. Taking hardly any notice of a nudie picture that had bobbed to the surface nearby, Caruso reached into the muck and pulled out a strip of film tape. A dozen enthusiastic colleagues watched, along with the impassive driver of a backhoe vehicle, as Caruso scrutinized his find.
July 14, 2011 |
Moviegoers in China enthusiastically see American films, yet the reverse is almost never true. But you'd think if there would be someone who might bridge the divide -- someone whose personal background, connections and professional expertise could help bring Chinese films more into the U.S. mainstream -- that person might look much like Wendi Murdoch. Born and raised in mainland China, educated at Cal State Northridge and then at Yale, employed at Star TV in Hong Kong, she married News Corp.