The Strait Story
- Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:00 p.m.
LEADING SCHOLARSHIP ON CHINESE CINEMAThe Strait Story follows a young, but noteworthy artist who is killed in 1943 by an American submarine torpedo while returning from Japan on a passenger liner with his fiancée. We learn about the artist’s rebellious youth, young love, and passions through flashbacks, as a young art conservator searches for truth while restoring some recently discovered lost works. The film is a celebration of regional South Taiwanese culture. In Min Nan, Mandarin, and Japanese with English subtitles. Introduction by Professor Zhen Zhang. (HD Presentation)
Lecture: From DV Documentary to Spectral Romance: Yang Lina's Cinematic Visions between Non-Fiction and Fiction
Friday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m., IU Cinema
Zhen Zhang is an associate professor in cinema studies and Director of Asian Film & Media Initiative (AFMI) at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Her main areas of scholarly interests include Chinese-language film history in its cultural, aesthetic, political, and gendered manifestations, within the broad frameworks of modernity, modernism, and cosmopolitanism.