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Film Screening and Director Q&A: A Chronicle of My Cultural Revolution (2007)

October 25, 2015

This documentary of personal experiences of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) starts with the director’s own love story.  At 16, he wrote an unsigned love letter to a classmate,  who gave the letter to her  teacher. Xu was labeled a “counter-revolutionary” and sent to prison. Others recount similarly hilarious and ironic yet profoundly moving, tragic tales. Xu Xing (徐星) is a writer, documentary filmmaker and public intellectual currently residing in Beijing. His iconic novel Variations Without a Theme《无主题变奏》defined 1980s youth culture. Ever since, Xu’s works have focused on those on society’s fringes. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to meet Xu Xing and discuss his film after the … Continued