Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Best Old Movies On a Big Screen This Week

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Memories Look at Me movies Song Fang
Memories Look at Me (2012)
Directed by Song Fang
In Song´s debut feature, the winner of last year’s Best First Feature prize at the Locarno International Film Festival and a Main Slate selection at the most recent New York Film Festival, the Chinese writer-director-star travels from Beijing to her childhood home in Nanking to visit her family. Tender apartment-bound scenes ensue in which the young woman and her real-life parents recall the past, sometimes fondly, sometimes bittersweetly; documentary and fiction mix as they catch up on lost time. Their lives are contrasted with those of other modern families while urban white noise echoes faintly outside, gesturing toward a reality of inevitable change. Like in the work of Memories’ executive producer and coproducer, the great Jia Zhangke, people dream as a way of creating space for themselves as they travel through modern life. Aaron Cutler (May 2-8 at MoMA, part of its ongoing Contemporasian series)

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