Nat Taylor Films and YCAR Presents: THE GOOD WOMAN OF SICHUAN (2021)
Celebrate a new year of cinema and join York University’s AMPD Graduate Film Department and YCAR for a lovely screening of Sabrina Zhao’s feature length masterwork THE GOOD WOMAN OF SICHUAN (2021; Berlinale Forum ’21, CPH:DOX, MoMa Doc Fortnight NYC), plus an in-person Q&A with the filmmaker in attendance afterwards on Feb 17th!
DATE: Thursday, Feb 17th, 2022
TIME: 7pm (doors 6:30pm)
LOCATION: Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building – North, Campus Walk, Toronto, ON M3J 2S5)
A young woman goes on an anonymous journey to her late husband’s hometown Leshan, a small city in Sichuan province. There, she meets an old friend, a local theatre actress preparing for an adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan. Ghosted by Shen Te, the protagonist of the play, the actress loses the self between fiction and reality. Unprepared, the filmmaker loses control of her camera. Together, they drift into a polyrhythmic experience of stasis.
Directed, Written, & Edited by Sabrina ZhaoFeaturing performances by Sabrina Zhao & He Weihang
Produced by James QiuCinematography by Sherry Wu Music by Kits Shpira
About the Filmmaker:
Born and raised in Sichuan, China, Sabrina Zhao holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University Abu Dhabi, with concentrations in Film & New Media and Literature & Creative Writing. She recently completed the Master of Fine Arts studies in Film and Video at York University. She likes to blend the documentary, fiction and experimental. Currently, she is based in Toronto.
About Nat Taylor Films:
Nat Taylor Filmsis a York AMPD film screening initiative curated by select graduate candidates of York’s University’s Graduate Film program that aims to inspire social change, public critique, and safe discourse through the presentation and curation of unconventional film works that defy formal, thematic, and aesthetic boundaries, pushing the medium of film to new and undiscovered spaces. The initiative also aims to help amplify voices of marginalized artists and emerging filmmakers of the present and future world, and to encourage public networking and connection between students and artists based in local Toronto communities and beyond.
About York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR):
YCAR is a community of York University researchers who are committed to analyzing the changing historical and contemporary dynamics of societies in Asia, understanding Asia’s place in the world, and studying the experiences of Asian communities in Canada and around the globe. Our inter-disciplinary membership includes faculty, students, and other research associates from across the social sciences, humanities, health, education, creative/performing arts, law, and business.