Echo Park Film Center Presents Two Films by Xiaowen Zhu

Thursday, March 9 at 8 pm Echo Park Film Center is pleased to present two short films by London-based artist, filmmaker and writer Xiaowen Zhu. One made in New York and one made in Los Angeles, both films excellently reveal the complex relationship between people and places in an exquisite, rhythmical and emotional way. This screening will also be the Los Angeles premiere of Oriental Silk. Distance Between (2012, 25:00) is a 3-channel film ostensibly on the topic of long-distance relationships. The project begins by interviewing couples involved in long distance romantic relationships, focusing on particular traits and benefits of a mediated and technologically enabled exchange. Taking this


This Chinese New Year, budding documentary makers and curious Londoners are invited by China Exchange and London Documentary Network to join an open challenge to make a short documentary film – with a Chinese flavour – in under 36 hours. Meeting at China Exchange at 10am Saturday 28 January – the beginning of Chinese New Year. Selected documentaries will be shown at the Lantern Festival Screening, Saturday 11 February. The films will be judged by a panel of professional filmmakers – including artist and film maker Xiaowen Zhu and Richard Melman, Executive Producer and Managing Director of the award-winning Spring Films. Prizes and glory will be awarded to the winning film and the runner-up.

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