PRESENTED AS PART OF THE 19TH ANNUAL MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Asian cinema is booming. After an explosion of worldwide acclaim for the films of China's Fifth and Sixth Generation directors--Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou, Zhang Yuan, and others--a completely new and diverse group of Asian filmmakers is walking into the spotlight. Their broad international success stems not from the trendy attitude of Western viewers, but rather is the result of the freshness and passion with which these directors treat film language and the narrative. New Asian Currents offers a glimpse of this driven creativity. As much a global travelogue as an open door to adventurous discoveries, the series provides the opportunity to engage in extensive dialogue on the current state of Asian film.
The 19th Annual Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival includes more than 100 films from 40 countries. The festival runs from April 6-27. Passes will be valid for "Best of Fest" program through April 26.
The Walker box office will handle ticketing for Walker screenings and festival passes only. Tickets for Walker screenings can be purchased in advance. Tickets to screenings at all other venues are available at each site's box office, Ruminator Books, and Dinkytown News. Off-site box offices open 45 minutes before each showtime.
Festival catalogues will be available at each venue the first week of April. An online listing of screenings is available on the U Film Society Web site. For more information, call the 24-hour festival hotline at 612.627.4430. See the pull-out festival section in City Pages April 4 issue.
NEW ASIAN CURRENTS IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE BUSH FOUNDATION.