“Between Fiction and Essay” Screenings of Chinese Filmmaker and Writer Guo Xiaolu @ Swarthmore College and International House

Posted September 8th, 2014 at 8:45 am.

Guo Xiaolu is a provocative and prolific screenwriter and director of features and documentaries, and a distinctive voice in contemporary literature in both Chinese and English. Raised by her grandparents in a fishing village, Guo later studied screenwriting at the prestigious Berlin Film Academy (with Jia Zhangke) and began making documentaries. Now based in London, she has published ten books, including the widely translated A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (nominated for the Orange Prize 2007) and the new novel I Am China (Doubleday 2014) as well as poetry and essays in both Chinese and English. Across her work, Guo explores themes of alienation, memory, intimacy, and translation and develops her own vision of China’s past and its future in a global environment. Her books have been translated into 26 languages, and her films have shown widely at festivals including Locarno, Toronto, and New Directors/New Films.

Sunday, September 21 @ 7pm | LPAC Cinema, Swarthmore College

Once Upon a Time Proletarian (2009, 76 min)

Late at Night: Voices of Ordinary Madness (2013, 76 min)

Directions to Swarthmore College : http://www.swarthmore.edu/visitors

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Monday, September 22 @ 7pm | International House Philadelphia

UFO In Her Eyes (2011, 110 min)

Introduced by Guo Xiaolu with a Q&A following the screening

http://ihousephilly.org/calendar/a-filmmaker-visit-xiaolu-guo

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Tuesday, October 23 @ 7pm | LPAC Cinema, Swarthmore College

She, A Chinese (2009, 103 minutes)

Introduced by Guo Xiaolu with a Q&A following the screening

Directions to Swarthmore College : http://www.swarthmore.edu/visitors


(Information taken from UPenn Cinema Studies Website)

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