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Death by China (2012)

Title: Death by China (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 79 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-08-17 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Death by China pointedly confronts the most urgent problem facing America today - its increasingly destructive economic trade relationship with a rapidly rising China. Since China began flooding U.S. markets with illegally subsidized products in 2001, over 50,000 American factories have disappeared, more than 25 million Americans can't find a decent job, and America now owes more than 3 trillion dollars to the world's largest totalitarian nation. Through compelling interviews with voices across the political spectrum, Death by China exposes that the U.S.-China relationship is broken and must be fixed if the world is going to be a place of peace and prosperity. -- (C) Official Site

China Heavyweight (2012)

Title: China Heavyweight (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 89 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-07-06 (Theater)
Cast: Yunfei Miao Moxiang Qi Ye Xinchun Master Zhao Zhong Zongli He
Genre: Documentary Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang returns to China for another riveting documentary on that country's ever-changing economic landscape-this time through the lens of sports. In China Heavyweight, Chang follows the charismatic Qi Moxiang, a former boxing star and state coach who recruits young fighting talent from the impoverished farms and villages across Sichuan province. A select few boys (and girls) are sent to national training centers, with the hope of discovering China's next Olympic heroes. But will these potential boxing champions leave it all behind to be the next Mike Tyson? Their rigorous training, teenage trials and family tribulations are expertly intertwined with Coach Qi's own desire to get back in the ring for one more shot at victory. -- (C) Zeitgeist

Unmade In China (2013)

Title: Unmade In China (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-04-19 (Theater)
Cast: Gil Kofman Tanner Barklow Shone An Yixuan An Yuanzheng Feng
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Unmade in China follows the experience of a Los Angeles filmmaker who finds himself in Xiamen, China trying to direct a thriller, in Chinese, using a translator. He soon discovers that the old adage of making a film three times - in the writing, shooting, and editing - is in fact the opposite in China, where his film is "unmade" three times - in the writing, shooting, and editing - with each subsequent stage of the process even more excruciating and devastating than the one that came before it. (c) Official Site

Free China: The Courage to Believe (2013)

Title: Free China: The Courage to Believe (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 53 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-06-07 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

As political scandals surface and tensions rise along with more than one hundred and fifty thousand protests occurring each year inside China, this timely documentary also highlights the issue of unfair trade practices with the West and how Internet technologies and the re-emergence of traditional Chinese culture are helping bring freedom to 1.3 billion people in China. (c) Official Site

Return to China (Ding tian li di) (Eagle Shadow Fist) (Fist of Anger) (Not Scared to Die) (1973)

Title: Return to China (Ding tian li di) (Eagle Shadow Fist) (Fist of Anger) (Not Scared to Die) (1973)
Rated: R
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 2013-06-17 (DVD)
1973-01-12 (Theater)
Cast: Jackie Chan Hao Li Wang Qing Yu Chin Wang Chen Yeun Long
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure Art House & International
IMDB: IMDB Link

China Gate (1957)

Title: China Gate (1957)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 2013-03-25 (DVD)
1957-01-01 (Theater)
Cast: Gene Barry Angie Dickinson Nat 'King' Cole Lee Van Cleef George Givot
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure Romance Classics
IMDB: IMDB Link

High Tech, Low Life (2013)

Title: High Tech, Low Life (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 87 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-01-09 (Theater)
Cast: Zhou Shuguang Zhang Shihe
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE follows the journey of two of China's first citizen reporters as they travel the country - chronicling underreported news and social issues stories. Armed with laptops, cell phones, and digital cameras they develop skills as independent one-man news stations while learning to navigate China's evolving censorship regulations and avoiding the risk of political persecution. 

The film follows 57-year-old "Tiger Temple," who earns the title of China's first citizen reporter after he impulsively documents an unfolding murder and 27-year-old "Zola" who recognizes the opportunity to increase his fame and future prospects by reporting on sensitive news throughout China. From the perspective of vastly different generations, Zola and Tiger Temple must both reconcile an evolving sense of individualism, social responsibility and personal sacrifice. The juxtaposition of Zola's coming-of-age journey from produce vendor to internet celebrity, and Tiger Temple's commitment to understanding China's tumultuous past provides an alternate portrait of China and of news-gathering in the 21st century. (c) IFC Films

Somewhere Between (2012)

Title: Somewhere Between (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-08-24 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Linda Goldstein Knowlton's deeply moving documentary illustrates that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable. Of the roughly 80,000 girls who have been adopted from China since 1989-a decade after China implemented its One Child Policy-the film intimately follows four teenagers: Haley, Jenna, Ann, and Fang. These four wise-beyond-their-years, yet typical American teens, reveal a heartbreaking sense of self-awareness as they attempt to answer the uniquely human question, "Who am I?" They meet and bond with other adoptees, some journey back to China to reconnect with the culture, and some reach out to the orphaned girls left behind. In their own ways, all attempt to make sense of their complex identities. Issues of belonging, race, and gender are brought to life through these articulate subjects, who approach life with honesty and open hearts. -- (C) Official Site

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

Title: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-07-27 (Theater)
Cast: Changwei Gu Ai Weiwei Evan Osnos Huang Hung Ying Gao
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2011)

Title: Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2011)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 122 min(s)
Release: 2011-12-13 (DVD)
2011-09-02 (Theater)
Cast: Andy Lau Carina Lau Bingbing Li Tony Leung Ka Fai Deng Chan
Genre: Action & Adventure Art House & International Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

A period epic from genre master Tsui Hark, Detective Dee is an action-packed, visually breathtaking Sherlock Holmes-style mystery starring some of China's top acting talent. Stunningly choreographed by master Sammo Hung, this intricately plotted whodunit is set in an exquisitely realized steampunk version of ancient China. On the eve of her coronation as Empress (Carina Lau), China's most powerful woman is haunted by a chilling murder mystery: seven men under her command have burst into flames, leaving behind only black ash and skeletal bones. Recognizing this threat to her power, she turns to the infamous Dee Renjie (Andy Lau): a man whose unparalleled wisdom is matched only by his martial arts skills. As he battles a series of bizarre dangers, he unveils a chilling truth that places his life, and the future of an entire dynasty, in peril. -- (C) Indomina

The Revolutionary (2013)

Title: The Revolutionary (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 92 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-04-12 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Synopsis: Known as "China's Holocaust", the Cultural Revolution was among the most catastrophic and least understood events of the 20th-century. For 35 years one American, Sidney Rittenberg witnessed and participated in these and other formative events as an insider. Arriving in China at the end of World War II as a GI interpreter, Rittenberg joined the Communist Party and became an active participant in the Party's leadership, including Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai. Rittenberg gained prominence at the Chinese Broadcast Administration, the principal propaganda arm of the revolution and lectured around the country on Mao's behalf. But in the convulsions of an immense country constantly reinventing itself, Rittenberg twice ran afoul of the leadership, serving a total of 16 years in solitary confinement. Filmed over a 5-year period, Rittenberg's lucid and incisive description of events, his intimate knowledge of Mao's objectives, his own insights and his tenacious desire to be a part of history, make his life's story a central contribution to the history of the 20th Century. (c) Official Site

Shun LI And The Poet (2012)

Title: Shun LI And The Poet (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 2013-04-15 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Tao Zhao Rade Serbedzija Marco Paolini Roberto Citran Giuseppe Battiston
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Two outsiders become unlikely friends in this drama from filmmaker Andrea Segre. Shun Li (Zhao Tao) is a thirtysomething single mother from China who has come to Italy in the hope of providing a better life for herself and her son. However, Shun Li has partnered with an unscrupulous employment agency that shifts her from job to job and makes it difficult for her to pay her fees so she can make enough money to bring her son to Italy. She works as a barmaid in a shabby waterfront tavern in the fishing village of Chioggia; there, she meets Bepi (Rade Serbedzija), an exile from Eastern Europe who has a fondness for poetry and pens doggerel verse himself. Shun Li shares with Bepi stories of Qu Yuan, China's most celebrated poet, and the two strike up a friendship that has the potential to become something more. However, the Chioggia natives make it clear that they don't approve of Shun Li and Bepi's budding relationship, especially given their suspicions about her Chinese heritage. Io sono Li (aka Shun Li and the Poet or Li and the Poet) earned Zhao Tao Best Actress honors at the 2012 David di Donatello Awards. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

11 Flowers (2013)

Title: 11 Flowers (2013)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 110 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-02-22 (Theater)
Cast: Liu Wenquing Wang Jinchun Yen Ni Liu Wenqing
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

One of China's foremost Sixth Generation directors, Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle, Shanghai Dreams) tells a striking, autobiographical coming-of-age tale set in the final days of China's Cultural Revolution. Eleven-year-old Wang Han lives with his family in a remote village in Guizhou province. When Wang is selected to lead his school through their daily gymnastic regiment, his teacher recommends that he wear a clean, new shirt in honor of this important position - a request that forces his family to make a great sacrifice. (c) First Run Features

The Grandmaster (2013)

Title: The Grandmaster (2013)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 130 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-08-23 (Theater)
Cast: Chen Chang Tony Leung Chiu-Wai#25665 Zhao Benshan Ziyi Zhang Hye-kyo Song
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, THE GRANDMASTER is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Filmed in a range of stunning locations that include the snow-swept landscapes of Northeast China and the subtropical South, THE GRANDMASTER features virtuoso performances by some of the greatest stars of contemporary Asian cinema, including Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang.(c) Weinstein

The Flowers of War (2011)

Title: The Flowers of War (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-31 (Theater)
Cast: Christian Bale Paul Schneider Shigeo Kobayashi
Genre: Drama Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

In 1937, Nanking stands at the forefront of a war between China and Japan. As the invading Japanese Imperial Army overruns China's capital city, desperate civilians seek refuge behind the nominally protective walls of a western cathedral. Here, John Miller (Christian Bale), an American trapped amidst the chaos of battle and the ensuing occupation takes shelter, joined by a group of innocent schoolgirls and thirteen courtesans, equally determined to escape the horrors taking place outside the church walls. Struggling to survive the violence and persecution wrought by the Japanese army, it is an act of heroism which eventually leads the seemingly disparate group to fight back, risking their lives for the sake of everyone. -- (C) Wrekin Hill

The Man With the Iron Fists (2012)

Title: The Man With the Iron Fists (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 96 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-11-02 (Theater)
Cast: Russell Crowe Lucy Liu RZA Cung Le Byron Mann
Genre: Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

Making his debut as a big-screen director and leading man, RZA-alongside a stellar international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu-tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who would destroy them all. Since his arrival in China's Jungle Village, the town's blacksmith (RZA) has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction. When the clans' brewing war boils over, the stranger channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. As he fights alongside iconic heroes and against soulless villains, one man must harness this power to become savior of his adopted people. -- (C) Universal

City of Life and Death (2010)

Title: City of Life and Death (2010)
Rated: R
Runtime: 132 min(s)
Release: 2011-10-25 (DVD)
2011-05-11 (Theater)
Cast: Hideo Nakaizumi Ye Liu Yuanyuan Gao
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

In December 1937, the Imperial Japanese Army laid siege to the Chinese capital of Nanjing, killing as many as 300,000 citizens, the details of which Japan and China dispute to this day. CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH is a bold re-creation of these events, told with startling humanism through the eyes of both victims and occupiers. Delving into the psychology of the Chinese struggle to survive and a Japanese soldier's struggle with his conscience, Lu's film is ultimately an indictment against the cruelty of war.

Ping Pong (2012)

Title: Ping Pong (2012)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 76 min(s)
Release: 2013-09-09 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Les D'Arcy Rune Forsberg Sun Lao Terry Donlon Dorothy DeLow
Genre: Documentary Sports & Fitness Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Les D'Arcy is a living legend. At 89 years old, he's obviously not received the memo about slowing down, and is going for gold, literally. He's headed to China to compete in the over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia. A seven time world champion, he still lifts weights to train -- something he's been doing for decades, after surviving a sickly childhood. Of course, compared to some, Les is a spring chicken. Australian legend Dorothy deLow is 100, and finds herself a mega celebrity in this rarefied world. She'd better watch out though -- Texan Lisa Modlich is fifteen years her junior and is determined to do what it takes to win her first gold.

Shanghai Calling (2013)

Title: Shanghai Calling (2013)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 2013-09-16 (DVD)
2013-02-08 (Theater)
Cast: Daniel Henney Eliza Coupe Bill Paxton Le Geng Zhu Zhu
Genre: Drama Romance Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Imagine a steady stream of immigrants, traveling across a vast ocean to a foreign country, searching for new jobs and better lives. But the immigrants are Americans, and the country they are moving to... is China. SHANGHAI CALLING is a romantic comedy about modern-day American immigrants in an unfamiliar land. When an ambitious New York attorney is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could spell the end of his career. But with help from a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected foreign businessman, a clever but unassuming journalist, and a street-smart assistant, Sam might just save his job, discover romance, and learn to appreciate the many wonders Shanghai has to offer.(c)Official Site

Red Obsession (2013)

Title: Red Obsession (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 75 min(s)
Release: 2013-11-25 (DVD)
2013-09-06 (Theater)
Cast: Russell Crowe
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Narrated by Russell Crowe, the film takes us on an extraordinary journey from Bordeaux to Beijing, from the passion and art of the vineyard to the notorious counterfeit wine markets of the Far East and into the homes of billionaire collectors. RED OBSESSION explores the unlikely love affair between the traditional West and the seductive but unpredictable East. The demand is unprecedented, but the product is finite and this new client wants it all. Will the China market be the bubble that never bursts or the biggest threat yet to Bordeaux's centuries old reputation? (c) FilmBuff

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