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Stage Sisters

October 19, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


(China, 1964)

UCLA Film & Television Archive; UCLA Confucius Institute; UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television; UCLA Center for Chinese Studies; Stephen Lesser; Confucius Institute Headquarters; UCLA Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library present

Stage Sisters (China, 1964), Directed by Xie Jin

Co-presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

In this lush backstage drama set in the decades leading up to 1949, two Chinese opera actresses sing their way from the countryside to the city and back. Caught up in the Cultural Revolution, veteran director Xie Jin’s portrait of female solidarity and awakening political consciousness was banned but revived in the 1980s as a masterpiece of Chinese filmmaking and is now newly released in this magnificent 4K digital restoration.

SCR: Lin Gu, Xu Jin, Xie Jin. CAST: Xie Fang, Cao Yindi, Deng Nan, Shangguan Yunzhu

4K DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 112 min., restoration by L’Immagine Ritrovata for the Shanghai Film Festival.

Preceded by:

The Hedonists (China, 2016), directed by Jia Zhangke

Critically acclaimed director and new member to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Jia Zhangke and his longtime muse Zhao Tao craft a drily absurdist tale of three laid-off coal factory workers retraining to be performers at a new cultural theme park.

SCR: Zhao Tao, Jia Zhangke. CAST: Liang Jingdong, Han Sanming, Yuan Wenqian

DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 26 min.

NOTE: This screening takes place at the James Bridges Theater.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.


More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website



October 19, 2016
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Category:


Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States