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Real-life Black Mirror story of live streamers seeking fame, fortune & human connection in China's digital idol-making universe. Directed by Hao Wu. Film screenings from Nov 29 thru Dec 06.
Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 07:30 PM   $15
Village East Cinema, 181 2nd Ave
 
     
 
 
              

            
 
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Real-life Black Mirror story of live streamers seeking fame, fortune & human connection in China's digital idol-making universe. Directed by Hao Wu.

NY Times review ... https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/29/movies/peoples-republic-of-desire-review.html

Q&As

Friday 11/30 following the 2:10pm show with Director Hao Wu

Friday 11/30 following the 7:30pm show with Director Hau Wu & Gady Epstein, The Economists media editor

Sunday 12/2 following the 2:10pm show with Director Hao Wu*

Sunday 12/2 following the 4:40pm show with Director Hao Wu & Isaac Stone Fish, senior fellow at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations

Sunday 12/2 following the 7:30pm show with Director Hao Wu & Sree Sreenivasan, former Chief Digital Officer of The Met, Columbia University, & the City of New York

*the Q&A on 12/2 following the 2:10pm show will be in Chinese

ABOUT

In a digital universe where live streamers earn as much as $200K a month, can virtual relationships replace real-life human connection? PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE tells the stories of two such online stars who've risen from isolation to fame & fortune in China. The film takes us on a vrit journey through their live streaming showrooms, which have become virtual gathering places for hundreds of millions - from the super rich who lavish performers with digital gifts, to poor migrant workers who worship them. The characters are brought together in a series of bizarre online idol competitions, where they discover that happiness in their virtual world may be as elusive as in the real one.

DIRECTED BY
Hao Wu

LANGUAGE
English & Mandarin with English subtitles
 
 
 
 
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