CHICAGO – When faced with adversity, the best way around it is to somehow break into song. That is the feeling behind the Brown Paper Box Co.’s “Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret,” running April 7th and 8th at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The event features company member Kristi Szczepanek as host, and presents song stylings by other company members, including Anna Schutz, plus some special guests. For details and ticket information, click here.
Film News: Asian Pop-Up Cinema Presents Chicago Premiere of ‘The Search’ on Mar. 22, 2017
CHICAGO – The fourth season of Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema series continues with the Chicago premiere of “The Search” on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, at the AMC River East Theatre in downtown Chicago. “The Search” is the first film ever made in western China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, with a full Tibetan crew and language (with English subtitles). For complete details and to purchase tickets, click here.
‘The Search,’ Directed by Pema Tseden, Presented by Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema Series
Photo credit: AsianPopUpCinema.org
The film is a story of discovery, as a director and photographer go from village to village in search of an actor to star in a film based on the famous Tibetan opera “Drimé Kunden.” The journey takes the team through Tibet, and their villages, towns, townships and monasteries. Mystery is added when a woman is found to portray a concubine in the opera, but will not reveal her covered face. The film is director Pema Tseden’s fifth film, and features actor Zong Zhi.
The Asian Pop-Up Cinema series – founded by Chicago film program veteran Sophia Wong Boccio – is a revolving showcase of diverse Asian films, with China, Hong Kong, Inner Mongolia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Tibet and Vietnam all represented for the 2017 Spring Season, in films with English subtitles. Screenings occur at the AMC River East 21 in downtown Chicago, the Wilmette Theater in Wilmette, Illinois, and various locations (including free screenings). For a full schedule and location guide to the 2017 Spring Season, click here.