Rediscovering the Fourth Generation

Related Exhibition Half-Life of a Dream

Saturday, October 18, 2008, 1:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

River Without Buoys
Wu Tian Ming, 1983, 89 min.
River Without Buoys follows the lives of three male seamen traveling down the Xiao River during the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). This film narrates their experiences during this bitter moment in China and the romantic relationship between its protagonists and their lovers.

My Memories of Old Beijing
Wu Yigong, 1983, 35mm, 89 min.
Seen through the gaze of a curious eleven-year-old girl, My Memories of Old Beijing is Director Wu Yigong's homage to a China sixty-years gone. My Memories of Old Beijing is based on writer Lin Haiyin's childhood as a young girl in 1920s Beijing. The film looks into China's irretrievable past now only accessible through fractured and melancholic memory.


Double Feature
River Without Buoys
My Memories of Old Beijing