Boasting a current tally of an astonishing 45 events across 17 days (Mar 7-23), JUE is set to be one of the biggest festivals in the Beijing calendar this year. We at the Beijinger have scoured the immense event listings and compiled our favorite's together to assist you in tackling this festival head-on. Below are our top three film picks:
CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT MAR 15
Yung Chang directed this documentary about boxing coach Qi Moxiang, and his search for China’s future boxing champions. The film follows the challenges of his students as they leave everything behind to achieve athletic prestige. RMB 60. 8pm. Moma Broadway Film Center.
COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING MAR 16
North Korea’s first “girl power” movie exploring the journey of a young lady working in a coal mine and trying to realize her dream of becoming a professional trapeze artist. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). 7.30pm. Moma Broadway Film Center.
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM’S SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS MAR 22
On April 2, 2011 James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem played their final show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Come experience the emotional disbanding of a group at the height of their powers. Free. 2.30pm. XP.
These events were first listed in our March 2014 issue.
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