Born on the Fourth of June: Tiananmen Square Revisited

June 3rd 2019 - June 30th 2019

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"BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JUNE commemorates the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, referred to in mainland China as 六四事件 – the “June 4 incident”. None of these movies adopts an explicitly polemical stance; instead, it’s a necessarily imperfect selection of works shedding light on the botched dreams and secret economies that came after the Cultural Revolution, but before the liberalizations of the 1990s – a process that led, of course, to the present moment’s extravaganza of state-managed turbocapitalism. In the spirit of the infamous “tank man” photograph (iconic to the rest of the world, but scrubbed near-entirely from the Chinese internet), this series takes a look at the cultural context surrounding the 1989 protests (and, implicitly, their bloody suppression) in media res." —Spectacle

Past Screenings

  • Black Snow
    Xie Fei1990107 minDigital Video
    • Spectacle
      • Monday Jun 37:30pm
      • Tuesday Jun 1110:00pm
      • Monday Jun 247:30pm
      • Friday Jun 2810:00pm
  • Bumming in Beijing
    Wu Wenguang199070 minDigital Video
    • Spectacle
      • Monday Jun 310:00pm
      • Tuesday Jun 117:30pm
      • Wednesday Jun 1910:00pm
      • Thursday Jun 2710:00pm
  • The Square
    Zhang Yuan and Duan Jinchuan1994100 minDigital Video
    • Spectacle
      • Tuesday Jun 47:30pm
      • Monday Jun 107:30pm
      • Wednesday Jun 1210:00pm
      • Tuesday Jun 187:30pm
      • Friday Jun 2110:00pm
      • Saturday Jun 2910:00pm
      • Sunday Jun 305:00pm
  • Lan Yu
    Stanley Kwan200196 minDigital Video
    • Spectacle
      • Tuesday Jun 410:00pm
      • Wednesday Jun 127:30pm
      • Sunday Jun 165:00pm
      • Thursday Jun 2010:00pm
      • Sunday Jun 237:30pm