Zhang in conversation via Zoom.

Tuesday, November 21, 6:00 p.m. | After studying in Chicago, back in her family home, Wenqian Zhang settles in. A LONG JOURNEY HOME (WU KOU ZHI JIA) tells the story of this cohabitation via a relational and temporal journey that stirs up emotions. By leaving her camera rolling in durational, static shots, the film allows confidences to be divulged. Two life accounts in particular unfold: those of her mother and father. She is looking to the future, he is entrenched in the past. Irreconcilable dramas and disagreements cast a shadow over the house and form passing yet cyclical storms, as dramatic and volatile as anything seen in Cassavettes or Fassbinder. Zhang in conversation via Zoom.

Lecture SeriesOur fall Lecture Series celebrates 30 years of essential contributions to moving-image culture that alums from the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (FVNMA) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) have produced. The series traces a through-line from late 20th century media practices to current modes of production, giving particular emphasis to the ways independent moving image makers have both changed the conventions of filmmaking and adapted to the digital turn of the 21st century. Lecturer: Daniel EisenbergView full series.

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The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu