Previously, crime depicted on-screen was usually an admission of discontent in the people’s paradise. However, a new generation of up-and-coming Chinese filmmakers have been revamping these genre tropes to address the country’s violence. These films portray drifting killers, frustrated police, and lethal beauties enmeshed in webs of vice and desire. YBCA is thrilled to introduce a sampling of these hard-hitting fugitive works, little seen outside of the festival circuit, which, taken together, signal the appearance of a new school of noir.
Mainland Noir is part of the Creative China Festival, curated by Meng Xie and supported by Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation.
Regular Admission: $10
Student, Senior, Teacher: $9
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.
YBCA Programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.
Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 17–18: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Lead Image: Geng Jun, Free and Easy (2017), Courtesy the distributor.