Film News: Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema Screens ‘Walking Past the Future,’ Oct. 24th, 2018

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CHICAGO – After a short break, Season Seven of Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) continues on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018, with a film from China, “Walking Past the Future. Director Lee Rui-jun will make an appearance at the screening at the AMC River East Theatre. For details and tickets, click here.

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APUC Presents ‘Walking Past the Future’ on October 24th, 2018
Photo credit: AsianPopUpCinema.org

The family of Yang Yao-ting (Yang Zi-shan) returns to their village in Gansu after both of her parents are laid off from their jobs in Shenzhen, only to find that life has drastically changed in the village they left 25 years earlier. Hoping to provide her family with a home in the city, Yao-ting returns to Shenzhen to take part in high-risk medical tests, facilitated by a street hustler named Li Xinmin (Yin Fang). “Walking Past the Future” is the only Chinese film screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Season Seven of APUC – curated by founder and veteran film programmer Sophia Wong Boccio – runs through November 14th, 2018, and will highlight films from South Korea, the Philippines, China, Thailand, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Tibet, Vietnam and Taiwan. The main feature film presentations will occur at the AMC River East 21 in downtown Chicago, with other various locations for special events, in addition to a number of free screenings.

Go to PAGE TWO for an interview with the filmmakers of “Concerto of the Bully” – which screened on October 2nd – as part of APUC’s Season Seven “Centerpiece Hong Kong” presentation.

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