Third Sister You, 1963

Chinese Opera Films after 1949: Music, Theater and Cinematic Arts Symposium

Friday, April 17, 2009 - 7:30pm to Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 7:30pm

Film adaptations of regional operas were among the most popular genres in China from the 1950s to the 1970s. By examining Chinese opera films from various disciplinary approaches, our two-day symposium aims to expand our understanding of the genre and rethink the interactions of Chinese cinema and theatre in a historical and comparative perspective.

Conference screenings:

Friday, April 17, 7:30pm
Chasing the Fish Spirit (Zhui yu)
Ying Yunwei, 1959, 35mm, 106 min, Chinese with English subtitles

Saturday, April 18, 7:30pm
Third Sister Yóu (You Sanjie)
Wu Yonggang, 1963, 35mm, 115 min, Chinese with English subtitles

Co-sponsored by Committee on Cinema & Media Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago Arts Council